Yesterday was a very nice day for the Configuration Manager community with the release of Configuration Manager 2012 RD (with FEP 2012 RC) and System Center P2V Migration Toolkit RC. Today I found out that also the release candidate of the Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager is released. The Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager will help you with the conversion of your legacy Configuration Manager 2012 packages. A very nice enhancement of Configuration Manager 2012.
Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager brings us the following key features:
- Analyzes Packages. PCM’s analysis engine determines whether Configuration Manager packages are ready and can be converted to Configuration Manager 2012 Applications. Readiness states include “Unknown”, “Automatic”, “Manual”, “Not Applicable” and “Converted”.
- Automatic Conversion. Allows a PCM admin to pick a single or multiple packages for automatic conversion.
- Fix and Convert Wizard. Allows a PCM admin to pick a single package to fix a variety of issues to allow conversion. These fixes include editing the detection method, ordering programs, discovering dependent programs and selecting collection requirements associated with a deployment type for conversion.
- Package Conversion Dashboard. PCM’s Conversion Dashboard shows the current state of conversion on all packages.
- Online Help. PCM’s Online Help on TechNet explains the functionality of the Feature Pack download. The location is here.
- PCMTrace.log. PCMTrace.log captures the actions and errors that occur during the conversion process.