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  • Question

  • Are there any recommendations out there for the strategy related to testing applications through SUA? So for example, setting up a dedicated test machine and installing all applications locally for testing, or could one test an application regardless of where the install files are across the network, or should one install ACT or the SUA tool locally on a cross section of user machines and test whatever is installed?

    Also can we test any type of application through SUA or only certain types?

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi,


    To test an application by using the SUA Wizard, try the following:


    1. Log on to the computer by using a non-administrator account, with the SUA Wizard installed.

    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6, point toDeveloper and Tester Tools, and then click Standard User Analyzer Wizard.

    3. In the Target Application box, browse to the \Program Files\Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit\Compatibility Administrator (32-bit)\Demo Application\StockViewer directory, and then double-click StockViewer.exe.

    4. Clear the Elevate check box, and then click Launch.

    The StockViewer tool attempts to start and the Permission denied dialog box appears.

    5. Click OK.

    The StockViewer application starts, despite the warning.

    6. On the toolbar, click the Trends button.

    An error message appears, stating that the application cannot create the object.

    7. Click OK to close the error message.

    8. On the Tools menu, click Options.

    An error message appears, stating that there was an unhandled exception in the application.

    9. Click Continue to close the error message and to continue testing the application.

    10. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

    Another error message appears, stating that there was an unhandled exception in the application.

    11. Click Continue to close the error message and to continue testing the application.

    Close the StockViewer application.

    12. The SUA Wizard displays a message asking if the application ran without any issues.

    13. Click No.

    The SUA Wizard shows a list of potential remedies that you can use to fix the StockViewer tool.

    14. Keep the default selected fixes, and then click Launch.

    The StockViewer tool appears again, with the fixes applied.

    15. Repeat steps 4-11 to verify the fixes and to close the StockViewer tool.

    The SUA Wizard displays a message asking if the application ran without any issues.

    16. Click Yes.


    For Standard User Analyzer guide, I suggest you refer to the following guide:


    Standard User Analyzer

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766021(v=ws.10).aspx


    More information:


    Standard User Analyzer (SUA) Tool and Standard User Analyzer Wizard (SUA Wizard)

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd744768(v=vs.85).aspx


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:55 AM
  • Hi,


    The Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool enables you to test your applications and to monitor API calls to detect potential compatibility issues due to the User Account Control (UAC) feature in both Windows Vista and Windows 7.


    So the guide are about client guide, you can refer to the following articles:


    Understanding the Standard User Analyzer Tool

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc838047(v=ws.10).aspx


    How the Standard User Analyzer Works

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722409(v=ws.10).aspx


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 3, 2013 3:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi,


    To test an application by using the SUA Wizard, try the following:


    1. Log on to the computer by using a non-administrator account, with the SUA Wizard installed.

    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6, point toDeveloper and Tester Tools, and then click Standard User Analyzer Wizard.

    3. In the Target Application box, browse to the \Program Files\Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit\Compatibility Administrator (32-bit)\Demo Application\StockViewer directory, and then double-click StockViewer.exe.

    4. Clear the Elevate check box, and then click Launch.

    The StockViewer tool attempts to start and the Permission denied dialog box appears.

    5. Click OK.

    The StockViewer application starts, despite the warning.

    6. On the toolbar, click the Trends button.

    An error message appears, stating that the application cannot create the object.

    7. Click OK to close the error message.

    8. On the Tools menu, click Options.

    An error message appears, stating that there was an unhandled exception in the application.

    9. Click Continue to close the error message and to continue testing the application.

    10. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

    Another error message appears, stating that there was an unhandled exception in the application.

    11. Click Continue to close the error message and to continue testing the application.

    Close the StockViewer application.

    12. The SUA Wizard displays a message asking if the application ran without any issues.

    13. Click No.

    The SUA Wizard shows a list of potential remedies that you can use to fix the StockViewer tool.

    14. Keep the default selected fixes, and then click Launch.

    The StockViewer tool appears again, with the fixes applied.

    15. Repeat steps 4-11 to verify the fixes and to close the StockViewer tool.

    The SUA Wizard displays a message asking if the application ran without any issues.

    16. Click Yes.


    For Standard User Analyzer guide, I suggest you refer to the following guide:


    Standard User Analyzer

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766021(v=ws.10).aspx


    More information:


    Standard User Analyzer (SUA) Tool and Standard User Analyzer Wizard (SUA Wizard)

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd744768(v=vs.85).aspx


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:55 AM
  • Running the wizard and the app is not the problem. We ran through the app no problem. We also ran the demo and watched the stock viewer videos. The question is around where to set it all up. Currently we have it set up running on a virtual server (win 2008) we spun up but I imagine the right answer is closer to setting it up on a local XP (or other) machine? There doesn't seem to be any commentary/recommendations about setting it up on a server, on a local machine (what OS?) etc...strategy around testing/architecture.

    T Simons

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:39 PM
  • Hi,


    The Standard User Analyzer (SUA) tool enables you to test your applications and to monitor API calls to detect potential compatibility issues due to the User Account Control (UAC) feature in both Windows Vista and Windows 7.


    So the guide are about client guide, you can refer to the following articles:


    Understanding the Standard User Analyzer Tool

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc838047(v=ws.10).aspx


    How the Standard User Analyzer Works

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722409(v=ws.10).aspx


    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, May 3, 2013 3:48 AM
  • Hi,

    How’s everything going? Please feel free to give me any update.

    Regards,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 6, 2013 3:18 AM