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Application Compatibility Toolkit Data Collector Command-Line Options

Published: June 11, 2010

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Application Compatibility Toolkit Data Collector (ACT-DC) installation package consists of a self-extracting executable file that contains the configuration manifest and an installation file for ACT-DC and its compatibility evaluators. The installer does the following:

  • Creates the ACT-DC program and the application data folders.

  • Installs the ACT-DC components, copying all the included files and components to the appropriate folders.

  • Launches compatibility evaluator-specific installation actions, if applicable.

By default, all folders and files that the installer creates for local data and logs are secure from modification by non-administrative users. The ACT-DC components and compatibility evaluators run as LocalSystem, LocalService, or NetworkService. Read and write access to the local data and log folders must be granted to the local Administrators, LocalSystem, LocalService, and NetworkService groups. The installer registers the ACT-DC service, starting it as LocalSystem.

noteNote
The installer detects the Windows® operating system version and installs only the appropriate components.

Command-Line Options for the ACT-DC Installation Package

The command-line options use the following conventions:

afsetup.exe [/quiet] [/qf] [/clean] [/uninstall {/clean}] [/loc pathfile_path] [/logfile_path] [/mfile_path] [/? | /help]

The following table describes the available command-line options.

 

Option Description

/quiet

Performs a silent installation, providing no visible window, status, or warning information. Fatal errors appear only in the NT Event Log.

For example,

afsetup.exe /quiet

/qf

Performs the installation with visible error reporting.

For example,

afsetup.exe /qf

/clean

Deletes all log files, including the internal logs and any special folders, during the uninstallation process.

For example,

afsetup.exe /clean

/uninstall {/clean}

Stops data collection and uninstalls the current version of ACT-DC, including its compatibility evaluators. This procedure includes directing all of the currently running compatibility evaluators to complete their processes, generating the final logs, calling any applicable post-processors, and uploading the final data.

noteNote
You can use the /clean option with the /uninstall option to remove all internal logs and special folders.

For example,

afsetup.exe /uninstall /clean

/loc path file_path

Includes the user name for the logged-in user in the log file.

file_path

Specifies the location of your ACT-DC and compatibility-evaluator installation package. Using default validation constraints, the file_path value must use no more than 255 valid characters.

For example,

afsetup.exe /loc path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6\Compatibility evaluator Framework Install"

/log file_path

Creates a log file for all of the installation actions and stores it in the location specified by the file_path parameter.

file_path

Specifies the location of your installation log files. The default validation constraints require the file_path value to contain no more than 255 valid characters.

For example,

afsetup.exe /log C:\ACT_Logs\Installation_Logs

/m file_path

Creates a Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 status (.mif) file and stores it in the location specified by the file_path parameter.

noteNote
Previous versions of Configuration Manager have been known as Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS).

file_path

Specifies the location of your status files. The default validation constraints require the file_path value to contain no more than 255 valid characters.

For example,

afsetup.exe /m C:\ACT_Logs\SMS_Logs

/? | /help

Displays Help for the ACT-DC command-line options.

For example,

afsetup.exe /?
afsetup.exe /help

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