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ACT Tools, Packages, and Services

Updated: June 26, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The Application Compatibility Toolkit is included with the Windows ADK. Download the Windows ADK from this website.

ACT includes the following:

  • Application Compatibility Manager (ACM): A tool that you can use to create your data-collection packages and analyze the collected inventory and compatibility data.

  • Inventory-collector package: A data-collection package that can be deployed to computers to gather inventory data that will be uploaded to the ACT database.

  • Runtime-analysis package: A data-collection package that can be deployed to computers in a test environment for compatibility testing on the new operating system.

  • ACT Log Processing Service (LPS): A service that is used to process the ACT log files uploaded from the computers where your data-collection packages have been installed. The service adds the information to your ACT database.

  • ACT LPS share: A file share that is accessed by the ACT LPS, to store the log files that will be processed and added to the ACT database.

  • ACT database: A Microsoft® SQL Server database that stores the collected inventory and compatibility data. You can use ACM to view the information stored in the ACT database.

  • Microsoft Compatibility Exchange: A web service that propagates application-compatibility issues.

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