Phase 3: Testing and Mitigating Your Compatibility Issues

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

This section provides detailed information, specific testing guidance, and step-by-step instructions for using the development tools, including the Standard User Analyzer (SUA), the Internet Explorer® Compatibility Test Tool (IECTT), and the Compatibility Administrator, to help to fix your compatibility issues.

In This Section

Topic Name Description

Enterprise Testing Guidance and Methodology

Includes detailed information and recommendations for your general testing methodology and information about how to create your test environment, including the test lab requirements, suggestions about how best to model your production environment, and recommendations about how to configure your environment for automated testing.

Development Tools

Includes detailed information about the ACT development tools, including step-by-step instructions for using the Standard User Analyzer (SUA), the Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool (IECTT), and the Compatibility Administrator.

Known Compatibility Fixes, Compatibility Modes, and AppHelp Messages

Includes step-by-step instructions about how to locate existing compatibility fixes, compatibility modes, and AppHelp messages for some of the issues that you might experience with the various versions of the Windows® operating system and its components.

Known Internet Explorer Security Feature Issues

Includes detailed information and step-by-step instructions about how to locate and fix the compatibility issues introduced by security setting changes in Internet Explorer.

See Also

Concepts

Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference
Troubleshooting ACT

Other Resources

Testing and Mitigating Issues by Using the Development Tools