ACT, Windows Server Migration Tools, MDT and MAP?


What is the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)?

From
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7352

"The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.6 contains
the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application
compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, a Windows
Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer® in your environment."

It has nothing to do with server migration issues.

Windows Server Migration Tools and Guides

From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759159.aspx

"Migration documentation and tools ease migrating server roles, operating
system settings, and data from an existing server that is running Windows
Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a computer that
is running Windows Server 2008 R2."

You find useful information to do the job in Technet article Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server”

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

From
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/dn475741.aspx

"The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provides a unified collection of
tools, processes, and guidance for automating desktop and server deployments. In
addition to reducing deployment time and standardizing desktop and server images,
MDT offers improved security and ongoing configuration management."

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP)

From

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

"The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless,
automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier
desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment
reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information,
and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT
infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside
within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for
Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and
performing virtualization candidate assessments.

The latest version of the MAP Toolkit adds new scenarios to help you plan
your IT future while supporting your current business needs. Included scenarios
help you to:

  • Plan your deployment of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with hardware
    and infrastructure readiness assessments
  • Assess your environment for Office 2013 and Office 365
  • Plan your migration to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Track Lync Enterprise/Plus usage
  • Size your desktop virtualization needs for both Virtual Desktop
    Infrastructure (VDI) and session-based virtualization using Remote Desktop
    Services
  • Ready your information platform for the cloud with SQL Server 2012
  • Virtualize your existing Linux servers onto Hyper-V
  • Assess Microsoft Volume Licensing compliance"

You can download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit from here.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) collecting DATA
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