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Using MAP to get data for Windows 7 deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  •   Hello to all, I'm planning a Windows 7 deployment and want to use MAP to collect data from the client environment (notebooks and workstations that uses Windowx XP). I need a report that shows me the hardware and software present on these workstations. Is this possible to get those info. with MAP (as I red on the getting started guide, is possible to collect hardware info. but the guide is not explicit regarding installed software)?

      Best regards, EEOC.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 8:04 PM

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  • Yes, Windows 7 migration planning is one of the primary feature scenarios in MAP. Under the "Desktop" navigaiton root node in the left hand pane of the UI, you will find the "Windows 7 Readiness" feature scenario summary page. This will give you a quick overview of what you are looking at in terms of readiness. In the "Actions" pane on the right you can choose to generate a detailed report and executive level proposal or modify the assessment properties MAP uses to determine what qualifies as "Ready for Windows 7". You would do this if you know you will need higher specs than the minimum system requirements.

    If you go to http://www.microsoft.com/map and go to the Download Center page, you can download the MAP training kit which will take you through this scenario step-by-step. The training kit includes a sample database so you can explore the toolkit before you run MAP in your environment.

    Edit: I forgot to mention the applicaitons. MAP only provides a summary count of the applicaitons discovered in the Hardware and Software Summary report (File > Prepare New Reports and Proposals). If you want a detailed view, you can manually export the data into Excel and use pivot tables to see the data in all kinds of interesting ways by following the detailed directions in this blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mapblog/archive/2012/07/09/planning-for-desktop-virtualization-with-the-map-toolkit-7-0-4-of-4.aspx


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    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:14 PM
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  • Yes, Windows 7 migration planning is one of the primary feature scenarios in MAP. Under the "Desktop" navigaiton root node in the left hand pane of the UI, you will find the "Windows 7 Readiness" feature scenario summary page. This will give you a quick overview of what you are looking at in terms of readiness. In the "Actions" pane on the right you can choose to generate a detailed report and executive level proposal or modify the assessment properties MAP uses to determine what qualifies as "Ready for Windows 7". You would do this if you know you will need higher specs than the minimum system requirements.

    If you go to http://www.microsoft.com/map and go to the Download Center page, you can download the MAP training kit which will take you through this scenario step-by-step. The training kit includes a sample database so you can explore the toolkit before you run MAP in your environment.

    Edit: I forgot to mention the applicaitons. MAP only provides a summary count of the applicaitons discovered in the Hardware and Software Summary report (File > Prepare New Reports and Proposals). If you want a detailed view, you can manually export the data into Excel and use pivot tables to see the data in all kinds of interesting ways by following the detailed directions in this blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mapblog/archive/2012/07/09/planning-for-desktop-virtualization-with-the-map-toolkit-7-0-4-of-4.aspx


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.


    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:14 PM
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  • Yes, when you do an inventory using MAP you will get a list of installed applications in the generated Excel report under the Discovered applications tab. However, if you want to do compatibility analysis on your applications you should use ACT (Application compaibility toolkit) to do a complete inventory on apps and also get detailed information on potential issues and also to find out which applications are good to go for Windows 7 x86 or x64. ACT can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7352

    Note: ACT can also be used to fix problems with applications, so called "shims".


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    Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:36 AM