Microsoft Windows – Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps: Compatibility

IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain client computers, devices, and applications in a network infrastructure


Expected Duration
119 minutes

Before applications can be deployed on Windows devices, the currently installed ones along with the network need to be assessed for any issues. Mitigation solution also needs to be identified to ensure applications function correctly once deployed. A strategy for how to migrate user state migration also needs to be identified to ensure users do not lose any data. This course will demonstrate how to assess application compatibility issues and identify mitigation solutions. It will also cover user state migration strategies and how to implement them using USMT. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses to help prepare for the 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps certification exam.


Application Compatibility Issues

  • start the course
  • describe the process to determine application compatibility
  • identify common application compatibility issues
  • identify common application compatibility issues
  • understand what tools can be used to view application compatibility issues
  • describe how MAP and ACT can be used to identify common application compatibility issues

Application Compatibility Solutions

  • identify available application compatibility solutions
  • describe using Client Hyper-V to resolve application compatibility issues
  • describe using RDS and VDI to resolve application compatibility issues
  • describe using ACT to resolve application compatibility issues


  • describe the ACT architecture and how the components work together, including what data collection packages and compatibility ratings are
  • install Windows Assessment and Deployment toolkit to access ACT
  • describe the process for diagnosing application compatibility issues with ACT
  • configure ACT using the ACT Configuration Wizard and Microsoft Application Compatibility Settings
  • create and deploy a DCP to Windows 8.1 clients to collect inventory
  • organize and analyze the application inventory
  • identify an application issue using the Standard User Analyzer on a Windows 8.1 computer and view the issues

Practice: Use ACT for Compatibility Issues

  • use ACT to identify and mitigate issues on Windows 8.1 computers


  • describe what user state is and how user state migration works, including the tools
  • describe how to minimize the impact to the user state during OS deployment using various methods
  • identify the USMT toolset, including the CLI tools and XML files
  • describe the common user state migration scenarios, including the considerations
  • identify what user state should be migrated, including what cannot be migrated
  • identify the different migration stores and how to choose between them
  • create custom XML files and Config.xml files for user state migration
  • use ScanState.exe to capture user state data for migration
  • use LoadState.exe to restore user state data
  • perform an offline user state migrations
  • describe the best practices for using USMT, including the security

Practice: User State Migration

  • describe and use USMT to migrate user state data





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