COMPATIBILITY

Running Older Apps in Windows 2000/XP/2003
Last Updated: 04 Nov 2003
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There are some applications which will not install or run
under Windows 2000, because they believe that it is an
unsupported OS. By making use of Win2K's "Application
Compatibility" technology, you may be able to run many of
these applications or utilities.

Not everything will work, of course, because some apps
perform functions which are not permitted or supported in
2000 vs Windows 95/98/ME.

Windows XP/2003 provide a new level of compatibility
options for developers and administrators over that
offered by Windows 2000.  In addition to the modes
available in 2000, there are tools for creating your
own compatibility code for custom applications, and
deploying it to your systems.


UTILITIES

• APPCOMPAT .............. Support Tools
• IMAGECFG ............... Resource Kit

• Analyzer ............... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/appcompatibility/analyzer.mspx
• App Verifier ........... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/appcompatibility/appverifier.mspx
• Compatibility Admin .... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/appcompatibility/compatadmin.mspx


WHITEPAPERS & TECH DOCUMENTS

• http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=16012http://www.winnetmag.com/windowsnt20002003faq/Article/ArticleID/21353/windowsnt20002003faq_21353.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/?KBID=251062http://support.microsoft.com/?KBID=279792http://support.microsoft.com/?KBID=246926http://support.microsoft.com/?KBID=187627


COMPATIBILITY RESOURCES

• http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/compatible/appcompat.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/appcompatibility/toolkit.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/search.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/professional/howtobuy/upgrading/compat/search/devices.asphttp://www.ntcompatible.com/


DEVELOPER RESOURCES

• http://msdn.microsoft.com/compatibility/http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/?URL=/code/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-FILES/027/001/606/msdncompositedoc.xmlhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/backgrnd/html/msdn_95vsnt.htmhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/library/backgrnd/html/winntwin95.htm


PERSONAL NOTES

• APCOMPAT can be obtained along with other utilites
  on the Windows 2000 installation CD as part of the
  Windows 2000 Support Tools (SUPPORT folder)

• The Compatibility Technology provided with Win2K SP2
  is a subset of that offered in Windows XP


RELATED TOPICS (ALSO IN THIS ARCHIVE)

• http://KB.UltraTech-llc.com/?File=ResKit.TXThttp://KB.UltraTech-llc.com/?File=TestInstall.TXThttp://KB.UltraTech-llc.com/?File=Win2000.TXThttp://KB.UltraTech-llc.com/?File=Windows.TXT
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