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Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: Exploring the Compatibility Administrator (32-bit) (Part 5 of 6)

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To create fixes for incompatible applications you can use the Compatibility Administrator (32-bit) . This tool, which is installed with ACT, creates a database of compatibility fixes that can be installed on the Windows 7 clients that already have the applications installed. In this screencast, we will use the Compatibility Administrator to create a solution for an incompatible application, and then install the solution. Before you begin using the Compatibility Administrator, you should be familiar with the console. Previous versions of ACT had two modes: normal mode and expert mode, where Expert mode gave an additional 200 fixes over Normal mode. In ACT 5.6, you always run in Expert mode so you always have access to these additional fixes. Before we create fixes for our incompatible applications, we first need to know which applications are incompatible.
In this screencast, we’ll attempt to run an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 then we’ll use the Compatibility Administrator to create the solution database for this specific application.

Click here to download the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

Learn more about key deployment tools and essentials for Windows 7 by clicking on any of the free resources, blogs, videos or virtual labs below:

Resources: Application Compatibility Resource Center

Blogs: Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office Deployment Blog Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog The Deployment Guys Chris “The App Compat Guy” Jackson’s blog Blain Barton’s Blog

Virtual Labs: Windows 7: Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 and Windows 7

 

Published Date: January 24, 2011
Presented By: Chris Caldwell

 

 

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