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Requirements for optional features

Mar. 28, 2017

The following optional AppDNA features require additional software: 

AppDNA web client

The AppDNA web client requires Internet Explorer 8 or later with JavaScript and unencrypted forms enabled in Internet Explorer.

You can use Internet Explorer versions 8-10, but Microsoft supports (and Citrix recommends using) version 11.

Install Capture

You use Install Capture to import desktop applications for which an MSI, SFT, or App-V file is not available. Install Capture installs the application within a virtual machine and creates an MSI file that is then imported into the AppDNA software. This requires the use of a virtual machine based on one of the following desktop virtualization technologies:

  • Citrix XenServer 7, 6.5 SP1, 6.5, 6.2 or 6.1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016, 2012 R2/2012, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, or Windows 8.1/8 Hyper-V Client
  • VMware vSphere 6 update 2, 6 update 1 or 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 12, 11, 10.x or 9

The capture process can create App-V sequences instead of (or as well as) MSI files for importing into the AppDNA software. This requires additional software, called the App-V Sequencer, which is not provided with the AppDNA software. For more information, see Install Capture.

Supported Install Capture platforms:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003

Organization reports

Use Organization reports to gain insight into applications managed through Microsoft Active Directory and System Center Configuration Manager, such as whether those applications are ready to be rolled out on a new platform. This supplementary feature requires access to Active Directory and Configuration Manager data.

Active Directory requirements

The AppDNA software can integrate data from Active Directory installed on the following Windows server versions:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2003

Data extraction from Active Directory requires a user account that:

  • Belongs to the "Authenticated Users" group in the Active Directory domain or to a more privileged group
  • Has at least these permissions:
    • List Contents
    • Read All Properties
    • Read Permissions

    For information about Active Directory administrative groups and accounts, see Securing Active Directory Administrative Groups and Accounts.

Configuration Manager requirements

The AppDNA software can integrate data from the following versions of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager:

  • System Center 2016 Configuration Manager
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The AppDNA connector to Configuration Manager uses the WMI interface, which uses port 135.

Data extraction from Configuration Manager requires a user account that:

  • Is assigned a Configuration Manager security role that has the following permissions:
    • Application = Read
    • Collection = Read
    • Package = Read
    • Site = Read

    A Configuration Manager might add those permissions to the built-in Remote Tools Operator security role or create a copy of that role and assign the permissions.

  • Has these WMI permissions: Enable Account, Remote Enable

    For information about configuring these permissions, see Authorize WMI users and set permissions.

Patch Impact Analysis solution

In the Patch Impact Analysis solution, you can choose to manually import patches or to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

To use WSUS in the Patch Impact Analysis solution, the WSUS SDK must be installed on the client. Depending on the client Operating System, complete one of the following actions:

Discover applications

The Discover feature requires connectivity to the Lakeside Software SysTrack database.

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