In my case I find it much easier to read and I like to search other ways to proceed.
That's why I created a little tool in order to list some content of your DeploymentShare.
Using this tool you can also compare 2 DeploymentShare contents and see differences.
It's just "a way to" among other way. For an example you can also compare MDT content using tools as BeyondCompare but I tried to do something different to get XLSX and HTML format.
How it looks ?
To create this tool I used MahApps theme for the GUI creation. You can see in a previous post some explanations about MahApps.
After browing your deploymentshare content will be first listed in a Datagrid.
Then you can export content as CSV and XLSX format.
How it works ?
- Choose your deploymentShare : Browse to the DeploymentShare or Deploy folder
|Choose your Deploy folder|
It'll list in the Datagrid part below XML files located in "Control" folder :
|Overview of listing in Datagrid|
Your "$Deploymentshare\Control" folder will be automatically saved in a "Control_backup" folder located on your Desktop.
|Export and Run compare buttons|
- Run compare : It will open the flyout compare part on the top.
|Compare Flyout part|
2 / How the comparison works ?
- Select two CSV files you want to compare, and previously exported using the tool.
- Select which kind of export you want : HTML or XLS
- Click on "Compare" to run Run the comparison
|Overview of Compare Applications to XLSX - Different sheets|
|Compare Applications - Same Applis & Versions|
|Compare Applications - New Applis in first Deploymentshare|
|Compare Applications - Same Appli but different version|
|Compare Applications - HTML Format|
3 / What next ?
I'm currently working on a tool with which you can list, remove and add application on your Deploymentshare without MDT installed on your computer.
How to download it ?