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How to Deploy the App-V 5.0 Server

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0

Use the following procedure to install the App-V 5.0 server.

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You should read and understand the App-V 5.0 Prerequisites before installing the App-V 5.0 server.

To install the App-V 5.0 server

  1. Copy the App-V 5.0 server installation files to the computer on which you want to install it on. To start the App-V 5.0 server installation right-click and run appv_server_setup.exe as an administrator. Click Install.

  2. On the Getting Started page, review the license terms. To accept the license terms select I accept the license terms. Click Next.

  3. On the Use Microsoft Update to help keep your computer secure and up-to-date page, to enable Microsoft updates, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended). To disable Microsoft updates, select I don’t want to use Microsoft Update. Click Next.

  4. On the Feature Selection page, select all five of the components:

    The following list has more information about each component:

    • Management Server – provides overall management functionality for the App-V 5.0 infrastructure.

    • Management Database – facilitates database predeployments for App-V 5.0 management.

    • Publishing Server – provides hosting and streaming functionality for virtual applications.

    • Reporting Server – provides App-V 5.0 reporting services.

    • Reporting Database – facilitates database predeployments for App-V 5.0 reporting.

    Click Next.

  5. On the Installation Location page confirm the location where the selected components will be installed. You should accept the default. To change the location, type a new path on the Installation Location line. Click Next.

  6. On the initial Create New Management Database page configure the Microsoft SQL Server instance and Management Server database.

    • If you are using a custom Microsoft SQL Server instance, select Use the custom instance and type the name of the instance. For example, the format should be INSTANCENAME and the installation will assume it is on the local computer.

      noteNote
      Specifying the server name using the following format ServerName \ INSTANCE is not supported.



    • If you are using a custom database name, select Custom configuration. and type the database name.

      noteNote
      The database name provided must be unique. If an existing database name is specified the installation will fail.

    Click Next.

  7. On the Configure page, accept the default value: Use this local computer. Click Next.

    noteNote
    If you are installing the management server and management database side-by-side, options on this page are not available. In this scenario the appropriate options are selected by default and cannot be changed.

  8. On the initial Create New Reporting Database page configure the Microsoft SQL Server instance and Reporting Server database.

    • If you are using a custom Microsoft SQL Server instance, select Use the custom instance and type the name of the instance. For example, the format should be INSTANCENAME and the installation will assume it is on the local computer.

      noteNote
      Specifying the server name using the following format ServerName \ INSTANCE is not supported.



    • If you are using a custom database name, select Custom configuration. and type the database name.

      noteNote
      The database name provided must be unique. If an existing database name is specified the installation will fail.

    Click Next.

  9. On the Configure page, accept the default value: Use this local computer. Click Next.

    noteNote
    If you are installing the reporting server and reporting database side-by-side, options on this page are not available. In this scenario the appropriate options are selected by default and cannot be changed.

  10. On the Configure (Management Server Configuration) page, specify the following:

    • Type the AD group with sufficient permissions to manage the App-V 5.0 environment. For example, MyDomain\MyUser.

      noteNote
      You can add additional users or groups using the management console after installation. However, global security groups and Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) distribution groups are not supported. You must use Domain local or Universal groups are required to perform this action.

    • On the Website name line specify the custom name that will be used to run the publishing service. If you do not have a custom name, do not make any changes.

    • For the Port binding, specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V 5.0, for example 12345. You should also ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.

    Click Next.

  11. On the ConfigurePublishing Server Configuration page specify the following:

    • Specify the URL for the management service. This is the address the publishing server uses to connect to. For example, http://localhost:12345.

    • Specify the Website Name that you want to use for the Publishing Service. Leave the default unchanged if you do not have a custom name.



    • For the Port binding, specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V 5.0, for example 54321. You should also ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.



    Click Next.

  12. On the Reporting Server page, specify the following:

    • Specify the Website Name that you want to use for the Reporting Service. Leave the default unchanged if you do not have a custom name.



    • For the Port binding, specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V 5.0, for example 55555. You should also ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.



  13. On the Ready page, to start the installation, click Install.

  14. On the Finished page, to close the wizard, click Close.

  15. To confirm that setup completed successfully, open a web browser, and type the following URL: http://<Management server machine name>:<Management service port number>/Console.html. For example, http://localhost:12345/console.html. If the installation succeeded the App-V 5.0 management console will be displayed without any errors.

See Also

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