Import managed applications

You can import managed applications into AppDNA using the installation media that has been used to deploy them through Active Directory or Configuration Manager.

To import managed applications

  1. From the AppDNA side bar, choose Import & Analyze > Managed Applications.

  2. On the Managed Applications screen, select from the list the deployed managed applications that you want to import .

    Make sure you select appropriate installations (and not repair or uninstall installations). When a package has several installations, make sure you select only one of them – preferably one that has been deployed (that is, for which the count in the Users or Computers column is greater than zero).

  3. Select toolbar options as needed.

    Execution profiles are used for Install Capture imports only. For MSI packages Citrix recommends using direct MSI import, which is faster and less complicated than Install Capture. Non-MSI packages are always imported using Install Capture.

  4. On the toolbar, click Add to import list.

    The Import Applications screen opens. The MSI packages that you selected for import are listed on the Direct Import tab. Any non-MSI packages that you selected for import are listed on the Install Capture tab.

  5. When you are ready to import the applications, click Import.

To group applications

When the installations have standard names (such as “Per-system attended”) you may find it helpful to group the list by installation. To do this, drag the Installation column to the Drag a column header here to group by that column area above the list. This groups the list by the installation name.

To view the packages in an installation, expand a group. You can then select the type(s) of installation you want to use. Keep in mind that some packages may be deployed using multiple installations, such as Per-system unattended and Per-user unattended.

After grouping applications by installation type and making your selections, you may want to group by the Package column, to check that no items have multiple installations selected. Applications imported through Direct Import are imported only once regardless of the number of installations selected. However, for applications imported through Install Capture, each installation is imported separately.

Import managed applications