pdiddy19

Is it possible to Target specific applications for reporting with the Application Compatability Toolkit We have several internally developed apps that do not show up as registered applications in Control Panel that we are not getting any reporting on. These applications are run throughout the day on those workstations where we have installed the agent. We are getting reporting on everything BUT those specific apps. Is there something we can do to target a specific set of exe's Do we update one of the XML files manually Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Target specific Applications for Reporting with ACT

Oliver Lundt - LN

ACT only detects apps registered in the control panel. I don't know of any other way to add it to the ACT DB. I think you have two options...

1) temperarly add your app to the registry for add and remove programs. After detected then remove it from the registry for add and remove programs. Add and remove programs registry location is:HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall Add the required keys there and it's will be listed in Add and Remove programs.

2) Take a look at the ACT DB and manually add it. I'm sure this is not recomended and you should backup up the DB before messing with it. I have no idea where to start with manually entering it into the SQL ACT DB, but hopefully the DB schema is clear enought that it is self documenting





Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Target specific Applications for Reporting with ACT

pdiddy19

It seems as though adding these entries in the registry would get the app to populate in the ACT Database, but how would it know which exe's to monitor to actually report on the application Does it simply look at ANY exe running in the directory specified in the "Install location" key and check its validity under Vista



Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Target specific Applications for Reporting with ACT

Mo Nail - MFST

Internal sources tell me that the ACT ˇ°agentsˇ± monitor events (ex. an EXE touches a reg key that is off limits in Vista) and relates the EXEs that generated the event back to an application. 

 

In the case of the UACCE, User Account Control Compatibility Evaluator, to generate the events all EXEs launched from the shell run under a layer.  This layer provides the logging ability which the UACCE ˇ°agentˇ± monitors in the event log.< xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

Also, the UACCE agent monitors all EXEs launched from the shell, not just those found in specific install locations. 

 

 






Re: Application Compatibility for Windows Vista Target specific Applications for Reporting with ACT

pdiddy19

So are you saying that once i put the Entry for the app in "Add Remove Programs", UACCE will recognize any exe running in that location and begin reporting on it

I'm unclear what you mean when you say "Launched from the shell". Is that referring to the install location specified in Add Remove Programs