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Import discovered applications

Mar 28, 2017

To import a desktop application into AppDNA, you need its installation or App-V (.sft or .appv) package file. The installation package can be in the form of its Windows installer package (.msi file) or another type of installation package. For an application that is managed through Active Directory or Configuration Manager, you can simply match the discovered application with the managed application and import that using the Active Directory or Configuration Manager deployment information. For un-managed applications, you need to locate the installation package and specify that in the Import Applications screen. The easiest way to do this is explained below.

Import discovered applications that are managed

Note: You can import only managed applications that are installed by using an MSI package as described below. For other types of installers, use the Managed Applications screen to import them into AppDNA.
  1. From the side bar, choose Import & Analyze > Discover Applications.
  2. Link the discovered and managed applications as described in Link discovered and managed applications.
  3. On the toolbar in the Discover Applications screen, click Add to import list.

    This takes you to the Import Applications screen, where the selected applications that have not already been imported are listed on the Direct Import tab. For information about this, see Direct import.

  4. On the toolbar in the Import Applications screen, click Import.

Import discovered applications that are not managed

  1. From the AppDNA side bar, choose Import & Analyze > Discover Applications.
  2. Filter the list of discovered applications so that it matches the applications you want to import. See Filter discovered applications for information about filtering the list.
  3. On the toolbar in the Discover Applications screen, choose Export > Application Import List.
  4. In the Save As dialog box, specify a suitable name and location for the export file and click Save.

    This saves the list of applications in a CSV file that you can use as an import list in the Import Applications screen. For more information about using import lists, see Import from List.

  5. Open the file in Excel.
  6. In the Filename column, enter the name and location of each application's installation package, such as \\server\folder\filename.msi. If it is an .msi, .sft, or .appv file, leave the Execution Profile column blank. If the installation package is in any other format, enter the name of the Execution Profile to be used.
  7. Optionally, enter /s in the Silent Switch column and the name of the group you want to import the application into in the Group column.
  8. When you have finished adding the details, save the file in CSV format.
  9. From the AppDNA side bar, choose Import & Analyze > Import Applications.
  10. On the toolbar in the Import Applications screen, click Import from List, select the file you saved in step 8, and then click Import.

    This lists the applications on the screen. You can now import the applications in the normal way.