Use the following procedure to migrate packages created with App-V using the user configuration file.
This procedure assumes that you are running the latest version of App-V 4.6.
To convert a package
Locate the user configuration file for the package you want to convert. To set the policy, perform the following updates in the userConfiguration section: ManagingAuthority TakeoverExtensionPointsFrom46="true" PackageName=<Package ID>.
The following is an example of a user configuration file:
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<UserConfiguration PackageId=<Package ID> DisplayName=<Name of the Package>
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appv/2010/userconfiguration"> <ManagingAuthority TakeoverExtensionPointsFrom46="true"
To add the App-V 5.1 package, type the following in an elevated PowerShell command prompt window:
PS>$pkg= Add-AppvClientPackage –Path <Path to package location>
PS>Publish-AppVClientPackage $pkg -DynamicUserConfiguration <Path to the user configuration file>
Open the application using FTAs or shortcuts now. The application should open using App-V 5.1.
The App-V 4.6 package and the converted App-V 5.1 package are published to the user, but the FTAs and shortcuts for the applications have been assumed by the App-V 5.1 package.