If you plan to inventory application compatibility as part of the Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP deployment planning, you must set up a server hosting the Application Compatibility Toolkit and deploy ACT Data Collection Packages (DCP) to the computers you want to evaluate. The Inventory DCP is used to inventory all applications installed on your network. The Windows Vista Compatibility Evaluator is used to inventory applications installed on a specific computer.
You must configure the ACT data collection packages using ACT.
Select the following evaluators when configuring the ACT DCP's:
- Inventory Collector. Provides an
inventory of installed software.
- Windows 7/Vista/XP Compatibility
Evaluator. Provides potential application compatibility issue
details relating to the use of Graphical Identification and
Authentication (GINA) DLLs, to services running in Session 0 in a
production environment, and to any application components
deprecated in the Windows 7, Windows Vista, or
Windows XP operating system.
For more information about configuring and deploying the data collection packages, see Planning in the Microsoft Technical Library (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91593).