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Release Date: October 2015
This new version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit provides agentless discovery, inventory and assessment for a variety of scenarios. Some of the key features in this release are:
This document provides the prerequisite information you need to install and start using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. You should also use this document to obtain information about any late-breaking updates and known issues in this release.
For more information about the MAP Toolkit, see the Getting Started Guide. The guide addresses the following topics:
Install the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit on a computer that meets the requirements specified in the following table.
Operating system. Any of the following:
A computer with at least the following minimum configuration:
Note: Inventory, assessment, and reporting performance are based primarily
on the speed of the CPU and the amount of available RAM.
To run the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit wizards, install the MAP Toolkit on a single computer that has access to the network on which you want to conduct an inventory and assessment.
If you encounter a problem during installation, refer to the installation log files. The log files are located in the path specified in the %TEMP% environment variable on the local computer. You can find additional troubleshooting information by examining the application and system event logs.
You can help to improve the capabilities and quality of Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit by participating in Microsoft Customer
Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), which was created to give all Microsoft customers the ability to contribute to the design and development
of Microsoft products. You can learn more about CEIP by visiting http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=229285.
If you choose to participate in CEIP, the MAP Toolkit will collect anonymous information from the usage of the MAP Toolkit, MAP Toolkit’s database and send that information to Microsoft. To learn more about anonymous information collected, please review the MAP Toolkit’s privacy statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158013.
You have the option to choose whether to participate or not in CEIP during the setup and through the Customer Feedback Options menu item in the Tools menu.
Reminder: Back up any existing MAP toolkit databases before starting the upgrade process.
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Setup Wizard guides you through the installation of application files and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB. During the MAP Toolkit Setup, if a SQL Server instance called MAPS is already installed that is SQL Server 2008 or newer, the MAP Toolkit will use this instance to store its data. Otherwise the MAP Toolkit will use SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB that was installed during the MAP Setup. This instance is customized for exclusive use by the MAP Toolkit wizards and should not be modified. By default access to this instance is blocked from remote computers. Access to the instance on the local computer is enabled only for users who have local administrator credentials.
Note: Permissions are required to write to the folder selected as the installation target. If installation fails and error code 1603 displays, validate that you have permissions to the installation target and try again.
Note: If you are running an antivirus product and experience installation issues, you may need to add the Windows Installer to your safe list of applications or temporarily disable the anti-virus product until the installation of the MAP Toolkit is completed.
Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Setup wizard to uninstall the MAP Toolkit. The setup wizard will provide an option to remove all database files created by the application.
Important: When you repair the MAP Toolkit, any custom configurations saved in the Hardware Library will be deleted.
Important: Database upgrades from versions prior to 8.0 to version 8.0 or higher are not possible.
All known issues with the MAP Toolkit can be found in the troubleshooting section of our online getting started guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309152 .
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