If you have already created an application package in another App Volumes Manager deployment, you can import the files of that application package to the current App Volumes Manager deployment. You can use the import functionality to reuse pre-configured third-party application packages.

You can also import an MSIX app attach format to App Volumes. Only a single MSIX application package can be present within an MSIX app attach format. The MSIX app attach format requires Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
Note: For now, you cannot use App Volumes Manager to either create or update the MSIX app attach format.

For more information about MSIX, see the relevant Microsoft documentation.

After importing the application package to the current App Volumes Manager deployment, you can perform the assign and attach activities.

For information about how App Volumes Manager associates the imported packages to their correct applications, see Understanding the Behavior of Imported Application Packages.

In an application synchronization setup, understand how an imported application package on the source App Volumes instance impacts the the target App Volumes instance. See Impact on the Target Instance Due to Application Synchronization.


Using the vCenter Server datastore browser, select a datastore, create a folder, and upload the application package to this folder.


  1. From the App Volumes Manager console, navigate to INVENTORY > Applications.
  2. Click Import.
  3. Select the datastore where you have uploaded the application package and enter the path of the application package.
  4. Click Import.


The current App Volumes Manager deployment lists the imported application package.