Resource and System Management currently supports the following package types:
- OPK – The OpDesk package type is our own proprietary package format. This package type is internally similar to an APP-V package but contains additional features. Specifically, we added support for additional security rights, support for some symbolic links and our package format supports versioning so you don’t have to rip and replace an entire application when upgrading from one version to another.
- APP-V – The OpDesk agent supports pushing out APPV as a natively installed application using our devirtualizer technology. APPV packages are installed natively where we physically install the files and registry settings like a normal installer would. There are a couple key advantages to installing an application natively. First, some applications need to be able to communicate with other applications, since the APPV client runs these applications in an envelope it can become painful to allow two or more running APPV packages to communicate with each other. Additionally, some applications may run slower running inside the APPV security envelope. Finally, on a terminal server you will be able to achieve a higher VDI density with natively installed applications over virtualized applications.
- MSI and installer executables – While, by far, the slowest way to install an application, MSI/EXE has the advantage of being the most tested by the original vendor of the software. We support pushing out MST and MSP updates as well.
- XPF – Our RasmPkgrCmd.exe can convert .XPF files into our .OPK file format using the XPF2OPK command line switch. This command can take wildcards to convert several .XPF files with a single command. Once the files are converted they will have the .opk extension and can be uploaded to our Admin console or copied to an agent directly to be installed.