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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Understanding the ACT

Figure 5-3 illustrates the architecture of the ACT. The following list describes each component of this architecture:

  • Application Compatibility Manager A tool that enables you to configure, collect, and analyze your data so that you can triage and prioritize any issues prior to deploying a new operating system, updating your version of Internet Explorer, or deploying a Windows update in your organization.

  • Data Collection Package An .msi file created by the Application Compatibility Manager (ACM) for deploying to each of your client computers. Each Data Collection Package (DCP) can include one or more compatibility evaluators, depending on what you are trying to evaluate.

  • ACT Log Processing Service A service used to process the ...

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