A replace migration rule replaces an application with an alternative. This is useful for standardizing on common tools such as file compression applications. In this tutorial, we are going to create a rule that replaces any version of WinZip with 7-Zip (specifically 15.14).

To do this:

  1. In FILTER, search for WinZip.
    Filtering for WinZip 
  2. Click Add rule.
  3. On the Migration rule screen, choose Replace application for the behavior of the rule.
    Creating an replace rule for WinZip 
    As we want to upgrade all instances of WinZip to 7-Zip, follow the actions in the table below (the columns represent the action in the Migration Rule screen):

    Upgrade thistothis version
    1. The attributes for WinZip is already populated.
    2. Tick the wildcard box under its attributes
    1. Tick Any usage
    1. Click VENDOR, and from the list, choose Igor Pavlov
    2. Click TITLE, and from the list, choose 7-Zip
    3. Click VERSION, and from the list choose 15.14
  4. As this 7-ZIP is not aready associated with a Configuration Manager package or application, you must make the association for it to be installed.
    Associating 7-Zip with a Configuration Manager application 

    1. Choose Associate target with CM application.
    2. From the list of applications, choose 7-Zip 15.14.
  5. Click Save and Close.
  6. In FILTER, search for WinZip.
  7. Under Rule, click Show to view a summary of the post-OSD state for the rule you just created.
    Completed replace rule for WinZip