Summary and Resources

Shims are a powerful tool for mitigating application compatibility issues and moving forward with your Windows 7 deployment. However, understanding when to shim and how to manage shims within an organization can be a challenge.

This white paper has reviewed the approaches that other customers have used to leverage this powerful technology while minimizing risk and costs. Understanding how shims work is often the most important step in adopting the technology. You have seen how to set criteria for selecting the applications for which using this tool is appropriate after the decision has been made to adopt the technology. Finally, this paper discussed the approaches that most customers use to manage and deploy a custom shim database.

Additional references

For more information on shims, the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0, and other migration tools, here is a list of selected resources: