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Update Compatibility Evaluator (UCE) Technical Reference

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Update Compatibility Evaluator (UCE) provides insight and guidance about the potential effects of a Windows® operating system security update on your installed applications. The UCE dynamically gathers application dependencies. It is deployable to both your servers and client computers in either a production or test environment. The compatibility evaluator collects information about the modules loaded, the files opened, and the registry entries accessed by the applications currently running on the computers. It then writes that information to .xml files uploaded to the ACT database.

You configure UCE from the Application Compatibility Manager, defining the deployment method and the evidence collection schedules. You can view your UCE reports from the Analyze screen of the Application Compatibility Manager.

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Topic Name Description

What is the Update Compatibility Evaluator?

Includes detailed information about what the UCE is, including the common scenarios for its usage, its related technologies, and its dependencies.

How the Update Compatibility Evaluator Works

Includes detailed information about how the UCE works, including its terminology, its capabilities, its high-level processes, and its architecture.

See Also


Compatibility Evaluators Technical Reference
Phase 1: Collecting Your Compatibility Data
Phase 2: Analyzing Your Compatibility Data