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How to Install the Server Application Virtualization Agent

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

ImportantImportant
You must have administrative rights on the computer that the Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) Agent will be installed on.

Use one of the following ways to install the Server App-V Agent. After you install the Agent, you can review the SAVSetupChainerLog.txt file for information about the installation process.

The Server App-V installation files are located in the following directory: Program Files\ Microsoft System Center 2012 \ Virtual Machine Manager \ SAV.

To install the Server App-V Agent

  1. Copy the Server App-V Agent installation files (Agentsetup.exe) to the computer that is running Windows Server where you want to install the Server App-V Agent. You must also use the correct version of the installation file that matches the architecture of the computer that you are installing on, x86 or x64.

  2. To start the Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Agent setup wizard, double-click AgentSetup.exe.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  4. On the License page, to accept the terms of the license agreement, select I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

  5. On the Microsoft Update Opt-In page, to let Microsoft Update to run while you install the Agent, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended). To disallow Microsoft Update from running while you install the Agent, select I don’t want to use Microsoft Update. Click Next.

  6. On the Destination Folder page, to accept the default directory where the Agent will be installed, click Next. To change the location, click Change. Then, in the Browse For Folder dialog box, specify the new location and click OK. Click Next.

  7. On the Ready to Install page, confirm the Agent installation settings. To start the installation by using the specified settings, click Next. To change the settings, click Back and update the preferred settings. Click Next.

  8. To complete the Agent installation, click Finish.

To install the Server App-V Agent (silently)

  1. You can also install the Server App-V Agent silently by using the following as an example:

    AgentSetup.exe /q INSTALLDIR=c:\serverappv SWIGLOBALDATA=c:\SWIGlobalData SWIUSERDATA=c:\SWIUserData SWIFSDRIVE=q /ACCEPTEULA

    The following list displays more information about each parameter:

    • INSTALLDIR specifies the installation location.

    • SWIGLOBALDATA specifies the global data directory. This is the primary location where the Server App-V Agent stores associated cached data, including deployed packages.

    • SWIUSERDATA specifies the user data directory. This is the location where the Server App-V Agent stores settings and some package state.

    • SWIFSDRIVE specifies the file system drive letter.

    • OPTIN opts in to Microsoft Update. If this parameter is set to FALSE or if it is omitted, the installer does not perform MU opt in. Otherwise, the installer performs MU opt-in.

    • LOG_LEVEL specifies the log level that will be used during the installation.

    • ACCEPTEULA accepts the associated EULA agreement. This is mandatory for silent installations and the agreement must also be accepted or the installation will fail.

    The following switches are also available:

    • /q specifies a silent setup.

    • /u specifies an uninstallation of the Agent.

    • /? displays help associated with the installer. The installation log is saved in the %temp% directory.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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