The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.5 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows® Internet Explorer® in your environment. ACT 5.5 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. Per Microsoft, ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly
You can use the ACT features to:
- Verify an application's compatibility with a new version of the Windows operating system, or a Windows Update, including determining your risk assessment.
- Become involved in the ACT Community, including sharing your risk assessment with other ACT users.
- Test your Web applications and Web sites for compatibility with new releases and security updates to the Windows® Internet Explorer® Internet browser.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 3
Supported Database Components: Microsoft® SQL Server 2005, Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Miscellaneous Software Requirements: Microsoft® .NET Framework, version 2.0
Important: The Application Compatibility Manager, the Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool, and the Compatibility Administrator are not supported on Windows 2000; however, you can run data collection packages and the Setup Analysis Tool on computers running Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) and Update Rollup 1.