How to Migrate Extension Points From an App-V 4.6 Package to App-V 5.1 for a Specific User

Use the following procedure to migrate packages created with App-V using the user configuration file.

Note
This procedure assumes that you are running the latest version of App-V 4.6.

To convert a package

  1. 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"

    PackageName=<Package ID>

    </UserConfiguration>

  2. 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>

  3. 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.

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Operations for App-V 5.1

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