Server Core Application Analyzer for Windows Embedded Server version 1.0

    The Server Core Application Analyzer tool helps you determine if the dependencies of an application are included in the Server Core installation option of Windows Server for Embedded Systems.
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        The Server Core Application Analyzer tool performs a static-dependency analysis against a reference platform. Available reference platforms include the Server Core installation options for Windows Server 2008 for Embedded Systems, and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems. Server Core Application Analyzer does not report dynamic dependencies or run-time dependencies.

        You can use the Server Core Application Analyzer tool on a test computer to analyze an application that is being considered for deployment to a Server Core installation.

        The output of the tool includes the following:
        • Static dependencies of the application that are missing from the reference platform.
        • Optional features that must be enabled in the reference platform to support the application.

        By reporting static dependencies, the Server Core Application Analyzer tool provides a general indication of whether the application is compatible with the reference platform. Server Core Application Analyzer does not guarantee or certify that the application runs on the reference platform.

        The tool accepts the following types of input from a local hard disk drive or network share:
        • Single binary file; for example DLL or EXE.
        • MSI installer package.
        • Directory containing binary files.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

        • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed
        • The tool can run on a full installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008, but cannot run on Server Core.
        1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download.
        2. Do one of the following:
          - To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          - To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
        3. After installation is complete, if you want more information about the using the tool, see the Help provided with the Server Core Application Analyzer tool.
      • Note: Avoid running the Server Core Application Analyzer tool directly on Server Core. Instead, run the tool on a test computer that is running one of the supported operating systems.

        The development team has taken steps to ensure that this tool operates as designed. However, this tool is not supported by Microsoft Support. Therefore, Microsoft Support does not answer questions about the Server Core Application Analyzer tool. To contribute feedback about your experiences with the Server Core Application Analyzer tool, use the Windows Embedded Standard forum at

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