Proposal to update the workflow for making a modification package.

Proposal to update the workflow for making a modification package.
 10-23-2018
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In the backlog

I expect that a common use of an IT Pro creating a modification package is to add/alter settings that are in the primary package. Along that line, when I ask to create a modification package and identify the primary package, I would like to have access to assets that are in the package so as to modify them.  The altered components, or those added under package folders/keys, would be overlaid on the main package when running in an environment with the package and add-on package.

One possibility is to take an approach like the App-V sequencer powershell "Expand-AppVPackageToLocalSystem", which extracts the file/registry items and lays them down on the system just like when the package was being created.  Incidentally, I am guessing this is how "install" of a MSIX package on Windows 7 would work.

Once expanded like this, when in the installation mode of the modification package, all one needs to do is locate and update configuration files/registry items en-situ. 

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Status changed to: Duplicate

One of our backlog items is to allow the use of a primary package of part of the modification workflow.  Right now it is not planned for our next release, but we will keep you updated.

 

John.

Microsoft
Status changed to: In the backlog
 
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