Performing a Conversion Using the Application Conversion Wizard

AdminStudio 2022 R2 SP1 | 24.01 | Automated Application Converter

To use the Application Conversion Wizard to perform a conversion run using the selected packages and virtual machines, perform the following steps.

To perform a conversion using the Application Conversion Wizard:

1. Select virtual machines to use for automated repackaging, as described in Adding Virtual Machines Using the Virtual Machine Import Wizard.
2. Select packages to convert to virtual applications or to repackage, as described in Adding Packages from an AdminStudio Application Catalog or Adding Packages from a Local Machine or Network.
3. Set package properties as described in Setting MSIX Signing Options, Setting General Package Properties and Setting Package Properties for Conversion to App-V Format.

Important:Please note the following:

When converting to App-V format, you need to first indicate the App-V version you want to convert to and the conversion method you want to use by setting the Package Creation property to one of the following values (as described in Selecting the App-V Conversion Method): App-V 4.6 with AdminStudio, App-V 5.x with AdminStudio, or App-V 5.x with Sequencer.
When converting to MSIX package, make sure Certificate File (.pfx) or Certificate Store details are given as shown in Setting MSIX Signing Options.
4. On the Tools menu, select Application Conversion Wizard. The Application Conversion Wizard Welcome panel opens.
5. Click Next. The Select Output Formats panel opens.
6. Select one or more of the following output formats:
Windows Installer Packages (*.msi)
Microsoft App-V Packages (*.sft)
Citrix XenApp Profiles (*.profile)
VMware ThinApp Packages (*.exe)
MSIX Packages (*.msix)
7. In the Place packages under the following folder field, specify the directory where you want to save the output packages.
8. Click Next. The Automated Repackaging on Virtual Machines panel opens.
9. From the Virtual Machine Platform list, select one of the following:
Any Platform—The Automated Application Converter will use any of the virtual machines that you have selected on the Machines tab to perform automated repackaging, regardless of platform.
OS Platform—If you select a specific operating system, the Automated Application Converter will use only those virtual machines that you have selected on the Machines tab that are of the selected operating system to perform automated repackaging.

Important:When you select a virtual machine to add to the Automated Application Converter, you need to manually identify the operating system platform either on the Select Virtual Machines panel or by clicking in the Platform field on the Machines tab and making a selection from the list.

10. Click Next. The Application Conversion Wizard Complete panel opens.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard and begin converting the selected packages using the selected virtual machines. As conversion proceeds, there are several progress indicators at the bottom of the screen:

The following information is listed:

Messages—Messages are listed in the Output window
Current file—The name of the current file being processed is listed in the lower left.
Progress bar—A progress bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Count—The count of packages in each of the following categories is displayed at the lower right:
W:5—Number of packages that are Waiting to be processed.
R:1—Number of packages that are being Repackaged.
V:0—Number of packages that are being converted or Virtualized into MSI and/or virtual packages.
C:3—Number of applications that have finished processing, including Completed and failed applications.
12. Proceed with Viewing Conversion Results.

Note:If you have selected multiple virtual machines, the Automated Application Converter will attempt to connect to the first virtual machine in the list. If it successfully connects, conversion will proceed on that machine. If it fails to connect, it will move on to the next machine in the list.

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