Import and export applications
Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)
Use Configuration Manager to import and export applications between two hierarchies. For example, copy an application from a test environment to a production environment.
In the Configuration Manager console, select the Applications node. In the Create group of the ribbon, choose Export Application.
On the General screen, enter a path to a new ZIP file to export into. Optionally, specify whether to export dependencies, supersedence relationships, conditions, and virtual environments, and content for the selected applications and dependencies. Enter any necessary administrator comments, and select Next.
Verify the application and any dependencies are listed on the Related Objects page and select Next.
On the Summary page, select Next.
Once the process completes, it creates the ZIP file, and you can close the wizard.
If you're going to copy this application to another environment, take both the ZIP file and the folder that accompanies it. The ZIP file must exist in the same directory as the created folder.
You can only import applications from UNC paths, you can't directly import from your local disk.
In the Configuration Manager console, select the Applications node. In the Create group of the ribbon, choose Import Application.
Choose the ZIP file that you'd like to import and select Next.
The File Content window shows what happens when you import the application. Select Next.
Review the summary screen and select Next.
Close the wizard. The application is now available in the site.
Starting in version 2010, when you import an object in the Configuration Manager console, it now imports to the current folder. Previously, Configuration Manager always put imported objects in the root node.
If you want to automate the import and export of applications, use the following PowerShell cmdlets: