MMS 2011– Converting Existing Software Packages into the ConfigMgr 2012 Application Model

  • 2012 App Model
    • Virtual containers that contain end user metadata and administrator properties
    • Deployment Types
      • App-V
      • Scripts
      • MSI
      • Mobile Cab
    • Requirement rules
      • platform
      • hardware requirements
      • Utilizes DCM to determine applicability
    • Dependencies
      • What other applications are required in order to install
    • detection method
      • How to identify if the application is present
      • can be product code, file version, registry location
    • Content
      • source files
      • installation options
  • Application Feature Mapping from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012
    • Package and Programs = Application and Deployment Type
    • Advertisement = Deployment
    • Collection Rules = Requirement Rules and Global Conditions
    • Run Advertised Programs = Software Center
    • New feature – User Device Affinity (UDA)
    • New feature – Software Catalog
  • Best Practices BEFORE migration
    • In SCCM 2007
      • start using platform requirements
      • User UNC patch for Source Location
      • Use only MSI’s with one unique PID
  • Migration Options
    • Do nothing – keep packages and programs
    • Manually Convert
    • Convert using Package Conversion Manager

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