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How to Manage Application Revisions in Configuration Manager

 

Updated: May 14, 2015

When you make revisions to an application or to a deployment type that is contained in an application, Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager creates a new revision of the application. You can display the history of each application revision. You can also view its properties, restore a previous revision of an application, or delete an old revision.

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If you restore an application revision or create a new application revision and make changes to the detection method of one of the applications deployment types, then the installed copies of the application might be automatically replaced when the deployment schedule is next evaluated. For more control over application replacement, create a new application that supersedes the application that you want to replace and then deploy this application to the required collection. For more information, see How to Use Application Supersedence in Configuration Manager.

To display an application revision history

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.

  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, click Applications, and then click the application that you want.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Application group, click Revision History to open the Application Revision History dialog box.

To view an application revision

  1. In the Application Revision History dialog box, select an application revision, and then click View.

  2. In the Properties dialog box, examine the properties of the selected application.

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    The application properties that are displayed are read-only.

  3. Close the Properties dialog box.

To restore an application revision

  1. In the Application Revision History dialog box, select an application revision, and then click Restore.

  2. In the Confirm Revision Restore dialog box, click Yes to restore the selected application revision.

To delete an application revision

  1. In the Application Revision History dialog box, select an application revision, and then click Delete.

  2. In the Delete Application Revision dialog box, click Yes.

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    You can only delete the current application revision if the application is retired and contains no references.

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