Understanding the ACT

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

  • Application Compatibility Manager (ACM). A tool that enables you to configure, collect, and analyze your data so that you can fix 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 (DCP). An .msi file created by the ACM for deploying to each of your client computers. Each 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 ACT log files uploaded from your client computers. It adds the information ...

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