Managing Application-Compatibility Fixes and Custom Fix Databases

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

This section provides information about managing your application-compatibility fixes and custom-compatibility fix databases. This section explains the reasons for using compatibility fixes and how to deploy custom-compatibility fix databases.

In this section

Topic Description

Understanding and Using Compatibility Fixes

As the Windows operating system evolves to support new technology and functionality, the implementations of some functions may change. This can cause problems for applications that relied upon the original implementation. You can avoid compatibility issues by using the Microsoft Windows Application Compatibility (Compatibility Fix) infrastructure to create a specific application fix for a particular version of an application.

Compatibility Fix Database Management Strategies and Deployment

After you determine that you will use compatibility fixes in your application-compatibility mitigation strategy, you must define a strategy to manage your custom compatibility-fix database. Typically, you can use one of two approaches:

Testing Your Application Mitigation Packages

This topic provides details about testing your application-mitigation packages, including recommendations about how to report your information and how to resolve any outstanding issues.

Compatibility Administrator User's Guide

Using the Compatibility Administrator Tool