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Adding or Editing an Issue

Published: June 11, 2010

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

You can determine and understand many of your potential compatibility issues, including any relevant details, by using the compatibility evaluators and the Microsoft® Compatibility Exchange.

Although the compatibility evaluators and the Microsoft Compatibility Evaluator all provide application compatibility issues, it is possible that you will uncover an undocumented issue. In this situation, you can add your issue, by using the Analyze screen of the Application Compatibility Manager. After you enter the information about the issue, you can use the Microsoft Compatibility Exchange to upload your data to Microsoft Corporation.

Adding Issues for Your Applications and Web Sites

You can view or add issues only for a specific application or a Web site. Therefore, you can perform these tasks only in the associated details dialog box.

noteNote
For this topic, we are going to use the <Application_Name> dialog box; however, the process is the same for Web site and Update Impact - Application reports.

To add an issue

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, double-click the name of the application you want to add the issue to.

    The <Application_Name> dialog box appears.

  2. On the Actions menu, click Add Issue.

    The <Application_Name> - New Issue dialog box appears.

  3. Add the details of the issue according to the following table, and then click Save.

     

    Field Description

    Title

    Type a title for your new issue, up to 256 characters in length. The title is required.

    Priority

    Select a priority for your new issue. The priority is required and can be one of the following values:

    • Priority 1 - Critical to Fix

    • Priority 2 - Must Fix

    • Priority 3 - Nice to Fix

      noteNote
      For more information about selecting a priority, see Prioritizing Your Data.

    Severity

    Select a severity for your new issue. The severity is required and can be one of the following values:

    • Severity 1 - Application stops responding, or data loss occurs

    • Severity 2 - Major functionality loss, such as a failure to install or application does not start

    • Severity 3 - Minor functionality loss

    • Severity 4 - Cosmetic issues, such as typographical errors, fonts, and so on

      noteNote
      For more information about selecting a severity, see Selecting Your Severity Assessment Rating.

    Symptom

    Select a symptom for your new issue. The symptom is required and can be one of the following values:

    • Application does not install

    • Application does not start

    • Application crashes or hangs

    • Application has impaired functionality

    • Application does not uninstall

    • Application does not update

    • Application functionality impaired on platform upgrade

    • Other

    Cause

    Select a cause for your new issue. The cause is required and can be one of the following values:

    • Application is blocked

    • Application cannot run under Standard user

    • Application is not supported on this version of the operating system

    • Application has a dependency on a bad driver

    • Application requires a deprecated component

    • Application is attempting to overwrite a protected Windows resource

    • Internet Explorer Protected Mode

    • Other

    Affected Operating Systems

    Select the corresponding check box for each of the operating systems that are affected by this issue. You must select at least one operating system.

    Issue Description

    Type your issue description, including the steps to reproduce the problem. The issue description is not required but will make finding a solution much easier.

    Link to More Information

    Type a URL to a page that has more information. This link is not required.

To edit an existing issue

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, double-click the name of the application that includes the issue you want to modify.

    The <Application_Name> dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Issues tab, and then double-click the specific issue to be edited.

    The <Application_Name> - <Issue_Title> dialog box appears, showing the Issue Detail tab.

  3. Modify the issue information, and then click Save.

    noteNote
    You can only modify your own issue data; you cannot modify information entered by another user.

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