MS ACT for windows 2012 server Application Compatibility RRS feed

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  • Hi Folks

    As Microsoft Application compatibility toolkit gives only  compatibility assesment for windows client OS, can it be used for windows server 2012 by installing DCP (data collector pacakge) on 2008 server, collect data and import to ACM.



    Monday, January 4, 2016 3:51 PM


  • Hello AK,

    First of all, this forum is dedicated to MDT, you should probably post in the ACT forum for better chance to get your question answered.

    Second, I've never used ACT on servers and I doubt that it would work correctly (don't quote me on that). but since 2008 and Vista share most of their source code you might want to try to install your apps on Vista and run the DCP against that computer. (unless you meant Server 2008 R2 and in that case the corresponding client version is Windows 7)

    The DCP will help you identify applications that are installed and run on computers. That's useful in a client computers environment since there are many more clients than servers. Usually, Servers environment is well known and the DCP loses its value since there is no need to discover applications.

    the next step is to evaluate the compatibility of the application in the ACT Administrator console and that step will use client SHIMs and once again, not sure if that will work.

    All that being said, ACT is really design for the client world, not sure if It makes sense to use it for server apps.

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    • Marked as answer by Ty Glander Monday, January 4, 2016 7:43 PM
    Monday, January 4, 2016 6:00 PM