Pop Quiz: Resolving Windows 7 Application Compatibility
Applies to the "Designing Application Packages for Deployment" objective of Exam 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.
Q: A company's Windows 7 application support team needs to test older applications and choose a method for resolving incompatibility. Which Windows 7 built-in tool can the team use?
- Compatibility Mode
- Program Compatibility
Answer and explanation is below.
Answer is C: The Program Compatibility tool can be started by accessing Control Panel, Programs, Run programs made for previous versions of Windows. Click Advanced, and Run as Administrator for best results.
Quick Tip: If the Program Compatibility tool doesn't fix the incompatible application, try a more advanced tool such as Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) or Windows XP Mode, both free downloads from Microsoft.com.
Bonus Question: What command can be used to verify which server is acting as the network time server? (Tweet your answer with #pop686e and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 14.)
Answer to bonus question from last time: Microsoft provides these tools that allow administrators to customize application deployment; Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), ImageX, and Deployment Workbench.
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