Exporting applications from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) requires specific considerations. Workspace ONE AirLift handles deployment types and detection methods based on rules.
Workspace ONE AirLift supports exporting apps with file, registry, and Windows installer based ditection criteria. Additionally, you can manually configure the app deployment options to set When To Call Install Complete in the Workspace ONE UEM console.
ConfigMgr application dependencies are not transferred as part of the application export function.
The Application Export page lists the corresponding Workspace ONE UEM application name if the exported application has a matching name. After a successful export, you can edit or rename the application as needed. This edit removes the linkage to the Workspace Application from the column in the Workspace ONE AirLift application export page.
Workspace ONE UEM stores each binary as a unique value to prevent multiple imports of the same application. This binary value also prevents a repeat app export of the same application. If you want to export an app again, consider deleting the application from Workspace ONE UEM and then exporting the application again from Workspace ONE AirLift. The application export feature involves transferring the application binaries and the configuration metadata which can take a significant amount of time depending on connectivity between Workspace ONE AirLiftand Workspace ONE UEM.
You can only select and export apps one page at a time. This restriction increases the predictability and success of the app export function. Consider sorting the columns to target the list of application you want to export. Also consider using the activity log to track the progress of the application export process.
Apps with Multiple Deployment Types
Workspace ONE AirLift addresses applications with multiple deployment types by reviewing the specific OS requirements and platform support to select the right deployment type. Use the validation messages to see which deployment type Workspace ONE AirLift uses for the app export.
The validation process uses the following logic:
- If any OS version information exists in the ConfigMgr requirements, Workspace ONE AirLift uses the application with the latest OS version.
- If no OS version specifications, Workspace ONE AirLift looks for RuleID: "Windows/All_Windows_Client_Server"
- If there are multiple Windows 10 requirements, Workspace ONE AirLift choses the x64 version over x86 version.
- If there is not a best choice or an acceptable choice in the deployment list, Workspace ONE AirLift selects nothing and reports there are no valid deployment types.