Software Deployment Question
Migrating XP packages to Windows 7
We are migrating from XP to Windows 7. Currently all our packages (~350) are developed for XP using Adminstudio and all are working fine on XP. Do we need to make any changes for these packages to run on Windows 7. Let me know what changes are required and also let me know standard best practices to be followed while migrating the packages.
Please provide me the responses as early as possible. Thanks in advance.
Community Chosen Answer
You want to use a tool to get a report on Windows 7 compatiblilty of your XP packages. You mention you currently use InstallShield, so the first option I'll mention is Flexera's Admin Studio with the Compatibility Pack. Other options are Changebase from Quest (or Dell nowadays) and AppDNA from Aptitude, or Microsoft's Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
These tools can provide you with detailed info on issues that might cause problems running applications on Windows 7, and may also provide automated remediation.