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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-05-14T19:33:37Z by DanielHeth
gumbinator91
gumbinator91
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Pinned topic Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

‏2012-02-22T21:16:53Z |
This task does not result in any application information in the dashboard. The hardware reports fine, but the screens for the application results provides no data and the analysis results show NONE For any applications compatible or otherwise. However, we have MS Office and many other apps installed on our systems. Our bigfix master operator (I am a user only) says it appears as if the exe is broken for this task. Is it possible that there is a fix for this?
  • gumbinator91
    gumbinator91
    2 Posts

    Re: Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

    ‏2012-02-22T22:04:28Z  
    A little more detail on this: I think it is the CompareAppList.exe. It's running fine, but doesn’t seem to be parsing the data properly into the text files it creates.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

    ‏2013-02-05T22:05:42Z  
    Has anyone else tried using this lately? Doesn't appear to be working anymore. Tried it on 2 different TEM environments and the only list that gets populated is the "Unknown Compatibility Applications".
  • DanielHeth
    DanielHeth
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    Re: Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

    ‏2013-05-10T04:03:47Z  
    Has anyone else tried using this lately? Doesn't appear to be working anymore. Tried it on 2 different TEM environments and the only list that gets populated is the "Unknown Compatibility Applications".

    I've created an updated scanner which also allows you to edit the software catalog with custom entries.  I've updated the Labs site with the new scanner tasks.  

    You can read more about it at http://bigfix.me/w7apps

     

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
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    Re: Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

    ‏2013-05-14T15:55:41Z  

    I've created an updated scanner which also allows you to edit the software catalog with custom entries.  I've updated the Labs site with the new scanner tasks.  

    You can read more about it at http://bigfix.me/w7apps

     

    Looks good. The scanner is actually running and populating the lists now!

    Any way to excluded MS Updates from the list? I already know XP SP3 isn't compatible with Win 7 :)

    Also, I found that most of the applications showed up under unknown applications. Are you using the Microsoft list or just the list on your site Dan?

  • DanielHeth
    DanielHeth
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    Re: Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility Dashboard / Task

    ‏2013-05-14T19:33:37Z  
    • vpetrell
    • ‏2013-05-14T15:55:41Z

    Looks good. The scanner is actually running and populating the lists now!

    Any way to excluded MS Updates from the list? I already know XP SP3 isn't compatible with Win 7 :)

    Also, I found that most of the applications showed up under unknown applications. Are you using the Microsoft list or just the list on your site Dan?

    Correct, there is no way to filter out MS Updates, but that could be easily added.

    The online catalog started with the list from Microsoft, and is being updated by community members. 

    Ideally you'd use this project like this:

    1. setup your Windows 7 test box.  Load and test any applications you have within you're enviroment.  Once you've validated the applications...

    2. Run the "Inventory Windows 7 Compatible Applications" task on that Windows 7 test box... It will generate an "Unknown.csv" file which you can upload to the online catalog:  http://bigfix.me/w7apps/import

    3. Now that the online catalog has been updated... target your Windows XP computers using the "Test Windows 7 Application Compatibility" task.  This will download the newest version of the catalog and compare the applications against those installed on the targeted XP systems.

    Then look at the dashboard and review the data.