Evaluating Managed Applications on Windows 2000

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The User Account Control Compatibility Evaluator (UACCE) enables you to identify potential compatibility issues due to permission restrictions enforced by the User Account Control (UAC), formerly known as Limited User Accounts (LUA).

The UACCE works with the Application Compatibility Toolkit to:

  • Deploy UACCE to existing test or production computers running the applicable operating system.

  • View reports of potential issues due to running a new version of the Windows® operating system in the Protected Administrator (PA) account or the Standard User (SU) account with UAC enabled.

  • View workarounds and solutions for issues while running in the PA or SU account.


UACCE is optimized to run silently in the background of your production environment. It is not a testing tool.

Evaluating Managed Applications on Windows 2000

You cannot evaluate managed applications on computers running the Windows 2000 operating system. The UACCE uses a technology that cannot be enabled for managed applications running on Windows 2000.

How Can I Work Around This Problem?

If you require the evaluation of managed applications, your computers must run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or newer versions of the operating system.


The UACCE can detect issues for unmanaged applications on Windows 2000.

See Also


Troubleshooting ACT