How to Create an Add-in package

System Center

Updated: January 15, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1

An add-in package is a .zip file that contains the add-in manifest file and any other required files, such as Microsoft .NET assemblies that are referenced by the manifest file.

To create an add-in package

  1. Use an archive program that can create compressed file (.zip file) archives.

  2. Add the manifest.xml file to the compressed archive.

  3. Add all files that your add-in depends on to the compressed archive.

  4. Optionally, add any PDB files for debugging to the compressed archive.

  5. Save the compressed archive. The name of the file is not important, but it should end with .zip.

Scenario: Packaging Add-ins
Managing Add-ins Overview