Import-CMApplication

Imports an application into Configuration Manager.

Syntax

Import-CMApplication
      -FilePath <String>
      [-ImportActionType <ImportActionType>]
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-CMApplication cmdlet imports a package created by the Export-CMApplication cmdlet. A package contains one or more applications and related objects, such as catalogs. If the package contains content, the application package imports the content, or includes a reference to the content.

Examples

Example 1: Import an application

PS C:\>Import-CMApplication -FilePath "\\Server1\resource\test.zip" -ImportActionType DirectImport

This command imports the application stored in test.zip, including the application objects.

Required Parameters

-FilePath

Specifies a file path for the application.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DisableWildcardHandling

DisableWildcardHandling treats wildcard characters as literal character values. Cannot be combined with ForceWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ForceWildcardHandling

ForceWildcardHandling processes wildcard characters and may lead to unexpected behavior (not recommended). Cannot be combined with DisableWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ImportActionType

Specifies an import action type for the application. If this application already exists in the Software Library, Configuration Manager adds a revision to the existing application unless you modify the action to create a new application. Valid values are:

  • Skip. This option is not supported.
  • NotSet. No action is specified. The default behavior is:
    • If there is a conflict with the application model ID, a new revision is added to the existing application.
    • If there is a conflict with the application name, a new application is created with a new name.
  • DirectImport. Imports the application objects. The default behavior is:
    • If there is a conflict with the application model ID, the error is displayed.
    • If there is a conflict with the application name, a new application is created with a new name.
  • Rename. This option is not supported.
  • Overwrite. Maps objects despite name or scope duplication. If the revision of the application does not match the revision of the application to import, then a new revision is added to the existing application.
  • ImportFail. This option is not supported.
Type:ImportActionType
Parameter Sets:NotSet, Skip, DirectImport, Rename, Overwrite, ImportFail
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False