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  • We've ran ACT successfully but I have a two questions regarding the inventory collection.

    1) I have two vb6 apps showing up under one record - these apps are not related to each other and don't call one another.  Why does ACT see them as one?

    2) The Technet docs on the inventory collector say that ACT uses "indicators" and application "evidence" when scanning a machine.  I can't seem to discover what these indicators are.  I've listened to nearly all of CJacksons webcasts and he rattles off a few - like ADD\Remove Programs & the Run Key, etc. but I'm looking for a list.  I'm trying to figure out HOW the collector works so we can interpret it's results accurately - see my #1!

    THANKS! Jason Yates


    Jason Yates
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:09 PM

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  • Hi Jason Yates,

    Thanks for posting in TechNet forum.

    For how the Inventory Collector works, I would like to recommend you read this:Inventory Collector and the ACT-DC Proccesses, Inventory Collor Data and Log Files. 

    As for your two VB6 apps, we don't know what are these applications. Since they were shown under same record, it could be determined by the proccesses above. 

    In addition, I want to share this document with you: Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference, it includes reference material for the technologies related to ACT.

    Regards,

    Miya

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    Friday, March 18, 2011 6:48 AM
  • Hi,

    How's going?

    Please feel free to give us any update.

    Regards,

    Miya

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    Monday, March 21, 2011 9:01 AM
  • I actually read both of those before posting.  They don't answer my question - thanks for trying.  However, Chris Jackson's article did help: 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/query/dd797545

     

    Thanks

    Jason


    Jason Yates
    • Marked as answer by JTYates Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:16 PM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:16 PM