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App-V 5.0 Supported Configurations

Updated: August 13, 2014

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0

This topic specifies the requirements that are necessary to install and run Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 in your environment.

App-V 5.0 server system requirements

ImportantImportant
The App-V 5.0 server does not support the following scenarios:

  • Deployment to a computer that runs Microsoft Windows Server Core.

  • Deployment to a computer that runs a previous version of App-V 5.0 server components.

    noteNote
    You can install App-V 5.0 side-by-side with the App-V 4.5 Lightweight Streaming Server (LWS) server only. Deployment of App-V 5.0 side-by-side with the App-V 4.5 Application Virtualization Management Service (HWS) server is not supported.

  • Deployment to a computer that runs Microsoft SQL Server Express edition.

  • Remote deployment of the management server database or the reporting database. The installer must be run directly on the computer running Microsoft SQL for the database installation to succeed.

  • Deployment to a domain controller.

  • Short paths are not supported. If you plan to use a short path you must create a new volume.

Management Server operating system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.0 management server installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web Server)

R2

SP1 and higher

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

 

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

R2

 

64-bit

ImportantImportant
Deployment of the management server role to a computer with Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) enabled is not supported.

Management Server hardware requirements

  • Processor—1.4 GHz or faster, 64-bit (x64) processor

  • RAM— 1 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • Disk space—200 MB available hard disk space, not including the content directory.

Publishing Server operating system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.0 publishing server installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web Server)

R2

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

 

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

R2

 

64-bit

Publishing Server hardware requirements

  • Processor—1.4 GHz or faster. 64-bit (x64) processor

  • RAM— 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • Disk space—200 MB available hard disk space. not including content directory

Reporting Server operating system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.0 reporting server installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Edition Service Pack System architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web Server)

R2

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

 

64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

R2

 

64-bit

Reporting Server hardware requirements

  • Processor—1.4 GHz or faster. 64-bit (x64) processor

  • RAM—2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • Disk space—200 MB available hard disk space

SQL Server database requirements

The following table lists the SQL Server versions that are supported for the App-V 5.0 database and server installation.

 

App-V 5.0 server type SQL Server version Edition Service pack System architecture

Management / Reporting

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

(Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or the Developer Edition with the following feature: Database Engine Services.)

32-bit or 64-bit

Management / Reporting

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 

(Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or the Developer Edition with the following feature: Database Engine Services.)

R2

SP2

32-bit or 64-bit

Management / Reporting

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

(Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or the Developer Edition with the following feature: Database Engine Services.)

32-bit or 64-bit

App-V 5.0 client system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the App-V 5.0 client installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Service pack System architecture

Microsoft Windows 7

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 8

32-bit or 64-bit

ImportantImportant
Windows 8.1 is only supported by App-V 5.0 SP2

Windows 8.1

32-bit or 64-bit

The following App-V client installation scenarios are not supported, except as noted:

  • Computers that run Windows Server

  • Computers that run App-V 4.6 SP1 or earlier versions

  • The App-V 5.0 Remote Desktop services client is supported only for RDS-enabled servers

Client hardware requirements

The following list displays the supported hardware configuration for the App-V 5.0 client installation.

  • Processor— 1.4 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • RAM— 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Disk— 100 MB for installation, not including the disk space that is used by virtualized applications.

App-V 5.0 Remote Desktop client system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for App-V 5.0 Remote Desktop client installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

R2

SP1

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

ImportantImportant
Windows Server 2012 R2 is only supported by App-V 5.0 SP2

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Standard, Datacenter)

R2

 

64-bit

Remote Desktop client hardware requirements

The following list displays the supported hardware configuration for the App-V 5.0 client installation.

  • Processor— 1.4 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • RAM— 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Disk— 100 MB for installation, not including the disk space that is used by virtualized applications.

App-V 5.0 Sequencer system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for App-V 5.0 Sequencer installation.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Microsoft Windows 7

 

SP1

32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows 8

 

32-bit and 64-bit

ImportantImportant
Windows 8.1 is only supported by App-V 5.0 SP2

Windows 8.1

 

32-bit or 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

R2

SP1

32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

 

32-bit and 64-bit

ImportantImportant
Windows Server 2012 R2 is only supported by App-V 5.0 SP2

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

R2

 

64-bit

Supported versions of System Center Configuration Manager

You can use Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to manage App-V virtual applications, reporting, and other functions. The following table lists the supported versions of Configuration Manager for each applicable version of App-V.

 

Supported Configuration Manager version App-V version

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  • App-V 5.0

  • App-V 5.0 SP1

  • App-V 5.0 SP2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

  • App-V 5.0

  • App-V 5.0 SP1

  • App-V 5.0 SP2

For more information about how Configuration Manager integrates with App-V, see Planning for App-V Integration with Configuration Manager.

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