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Application Model

Migration to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with migration tool or Powershell?

There are still quite some companies that have to migrate their SCCM 2007 environment to Configuration Manager 2012 R2, even though it is 2015 now. One of the important things during a migration are migration of the software packages. The thing with the inbuilt migration tool is that packages will be migrated to … packages. Not what I would want, because I would like to use applications or better said, the application model. In the trainings that I give I always say that you should use the application model and move away from the legacy packages (unless really not possible). In a migration scenario where you use the inbuilt tool, you first have to migrate your packages to packages in CM 2012 R2 and then convert the packages to applications with a conversion plug-in. Both steps might require extra actions depending on the situation before migration can start. The idea to…

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Application Model: A Dependency That Has Been Superseded

The new (if you still can call it new) application model in Configuration Manager 2012 has a couple of nice features, but from reading about it is it not always clear how it exactly works. In this blog I like to discuss the Dependency, Supersendence options and what happens if a dependency is superseded. Consider the following scenario: I have created the following applications 7-Zip, Adobe Reader X and Adobe Reader XI. In the 7-Zip application I have set Adobe Reader X as a dependency. With this setup I will go through the following steps: Install 7-Zip Adobe Reader X (dependency of 7-Zip) will be superseded by Adobe Reader XI After the 2 steps I will bring my VM back to the starting stage and execute the last step: Install 7-Zip again with the dependency that has been superseded In the last step I want to find out if 7-Zip…

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