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Deploying a new Operating System or a new version of Internet Explorer is no easy task at the best of times in a heterogeneous environment. The problem becomes exponentially more difficult when you consider the myriad of third-party applications in the typical enterprise. We've posted some information about Application Compatibility in general, but we haven't covered our own Application Compatibility Toolkit ... until now. This is going to be a multi-part post, so let's get started.
First, let's look at what the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT5) offers. ACT5 has several features to help administrators manage their application portfolio:
Before we move on to the installation, let's take a look at the ACT5 Architecture. The diagram below (available in the ACT5 Configuration and Troubleshooting document) illustrates the interaction between the various ACT components
So what do each of these various components do?
Now let's look at four different deployment topologies. The diagram below from the ACT5 Configuration and Troubleshooting documentation shows the supported deployment scenarios for ACT5. Many organizations with geographically dispersed locations implement a scenario where distributed logging is used with centralized rollup logging. In this instance, it is important to remember that the files must be moved to the ACT Log Processing share before the actual processing can occur. The files can be moved manually, via scheduled task, through the use of Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) or any similar technology.
So how exactly does ACT5 work? There are three distinct phases in the ACT5 cycle:
OK - now that we have an understanding of what ACT5 is and how it works, we're ready to set up an ACT environment. In our next post we'll walk through getting a simple ACT5 environment configured using a Windows XP machine as our client and a consolidated server. In addition we will create and deploy our first Data Collection Package. Until next time ...
- CC Hameed
Otro acrónimo mas, ¿no? ACT5 o Application Compatibility Toolkit versión 5 , es una herramienta ofrecida
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