Additional Resources for Planning and Testing for Application Deployment

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

These resources contain additional information related to this chapter.

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit

    Use the Application Compatibility Toolkit to test, identify, and resolve application compatibility problems. To download the Application Compatibility Toolkit, see the Windows Application Compatibility link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

  • Sysprep.exe, Setupcl.exe, and Factory.exe

    Use Sysprep.exe, Setupcl.exe, and Factory.exe to prepare a hard disk for disk imaging. To obtain Sysprep, open the Support\Tools folder on the Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003 operating system CD, and then open Deploy.cab. You can also find these tools by clicking the Windows Downloads link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

  • Debugging Tools for Windows

    Use the Debugging Tools for Windows to identify complex or hard-to-find application compatibility problems when you have the source code and symbol files for an application. To download the most recent version of Debugging Tools for Windows and the appropriate symbol files, see the Debugging Tools link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

For best results in identifying Help topics by title, in Help and Support Center, under the Search box, click Set search options. Under Help Topics, select the Search in title only checkbox.

  • "Msiexec (command-line options)" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about Msiexec.exe command-line syntax and usage.

  • "Start" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for more information about using the Start command to run installation programs in batch files. To find "Start" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003, look under Support Tasks, click Tools, and then click Start.

  • "Group Policy" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.

  • "Logon Scripts" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about configuring logon scripts.

  • "Event Viewer overview" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003 for information about the event log and audit log.