Convert managed solution to unmanaged RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any supported way of converting a managed solution to an unmanaged one.
    Manny Grewal || Australia
    Monday, July 18, 2011 3:06 AM


All replies

  • No. One of the key points with regard to a managed solution is that it cannot be modified. The only way to get the solution as an unmanaged one is to re-export it from an unmanaged environment as an unmanaged one
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    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Monday, July 18, 2011 5:33 PM
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:07 AM
  • Thanks David, but we have live data in our Managed Solution v1 and v2 is not getting imported due to some issues which Support fears are bugs. We are planning to get v1 converted in unmanaged and release all future versions are unmanaged are its more predictable and flexible.
    Manny Grewal || Australia
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:43 AM
  • Hi Manny

    You need to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of solutions, managed vs unmanaged.


    - Cannot make any changes to the solution

    - But the solution can be rolled back



    - Can make changes

    -But cannot be rolled back - you can delete the soltuion, but the components and changes will remain


    The ideal scenario (since you are release your solution to the marketplace) is to keep the soltuion as managed, so you can still roll back, but leave the components as customizable - this will allow you to add in one more solution, import the components and make changes to them. Of course the additional solution woud have to be an unmanaged one.


    Thansk and Regards


    Monday, July 18, 2011 9:48 PM