Hi all :
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is coming , Application management is very strong , user-centric management , UDA , Supersedence , Simulate Deploy ... they are so cool !!!
However , lots of classic software like *.exe still running in our environment . So we maybe loss these new features.
How to change this situation ?
I will to say : PCM is good idea !
PCM (Package Conversion Manager) is a new SC2012 - ConfigMgr feature pack , you can use it to convert *.exe software to support application management new features .
Now , i will to show you how to use PCM convert WinRAR.exe , i created WinRAR.exe to a package , you can see we do not to convert this package :
First , i need to analyze this package :
Analysis completed , you can see readiness result :
Now i will to fix this issue and convert this package :
Click Fix And Convert , the Package Conversion Wizard is display:
Click Next , into Deployment Type page :
Because Package is not have Deployment Type concept , so we will to create and fix this error , click Edit Detection Method , create a new deployment type :
Create finish , click OK , the error is gone ,
Now , you can click Summary to finish this convert :
Click Close . Now you can see this software in Applications node :
Click Package Conversion Manager node , you can see Package Conversion Dashboard :
Go ahead to more effective management of your applications !
If you need to try PCM , you can download it from Connect.microsoft.com .