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App-V 5.0 Prerequisites

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0

Before you begin the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 Setup, you should make sure that you have met the prerequisites to install the product. This topic contains information to help you successfully plan for preparing your computing environment before you deploy the App-V 5.0 features.

For computers that run Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, the following prerequisites are already installed:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. This eliminates the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 requirement.

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Update for Windows KB2533623

Installation prerequisites for App-V 5.0

noteNote
The following prerequisites are already installed for computers that run Windows 8.

Each of the App-V 5.0 features have specific prerequisites that must be met before the App-V 5.0 features can be successfully installed.

Prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 client

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 client:

 

Prerequisite Details

Software requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Full Package) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718)

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595)

    noteNote
    Installing PowerShell 3.0 requires a restart.

  • For computers running the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286100)

  • For computers running the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286101)

  • The client installer will detect if it is necessary to install the following prerequisites, and it will do so accordingly:

Prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 Remote Desktop Services client

noteNote
The following prerequisites are already installed for computers that run Windows Server 2012.

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 Remote Desktop Services client:

 

Prerequisite Details

Software requirements

  • Microsoft.NET Framework 4 (Full Package) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718)

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595)

    noteNote
    Installing PowerShell 3.0 requires a restart.

  • Download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286102)

  • The client installer will detect if it is necessary to install the following prerequisites, and it will do so accordingly:

Prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 Sequencer

noteNote
The following prerequisites are already installed for computers that run Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 Sequencer. If possible, the computer that runs the Sequencer should have the same hardware and software configurations as the computers that will run the virtual applications.

noteNote
If the system requirements of a locally installed application exceed the requirements of the Sequencer, you must meet the requirements of that application. Additionally, because the sequencing process is system resource-intensive, we recommend that the computer that runs the Sequencer has plenty of memory, a fast processor, and a fast hard drive. For more information see App-V 5.0 Supported Configurations.

 

Prerequisite Details

 

Software requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Full Package) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718)

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595)

  • For computers running the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286100)

  • For computers running the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286101)

  • For computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, download and install KB2533623 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=286102)

Prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 server

noteNote
The following prerequisites are already installed for computers that run Windows Server 2012:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. This eliminates the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 requirement.

  • Windows PowerShell 3.0

  • Update for Windows KB2533623

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the App-V 5.0 server. The account that you use to install the server components must have administrative rights on the computer that you are installing on. This account must also have the ability to query Active Directory Directory Services. Before you install and configure the App-V 5.0 servers, you must specify a port where each component will be hosted. You must also add the associated firewall rules to allow incoming requests to the specified ports.

noteNote
Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is automatically disabled for the Management Service.

The App-V 5.0 server is supported for a standalone deployment, where all the components are deployed on the same server, and a distributed deployment. Depending on the topology that you use to deploy the App-V 5.0 server, the data that you will need for each component will slightly change.

ImportantImportant
The installation of the App-V 5.0 server on a computer that runs any previous version or component of App-V is not supported. Additionally, the installation of the server components on a computer that runs Server Core or a Domain Controller is also not supported.

 

Prerequisite Details

Management Server

The App-V 5.0 server components are dependent but they have varying requirements and installation options that must be deployed. Use the following information to prepare your environment to run the App-V 5.0 management server.

  • Installation location - by default this component will be installed to: %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server.

  • Location of the App-V 5.0 management database - SQL Server Name, SQL Instance Name, Database Name.

  • Access rights for the App-V 5.0 management console - This is the user or the group that should be granted access to the management console at the end of the deployment. After the deployment, only these users will have access to the management console until additional administrators are added through the management console.

    noteNote
    Security groups and single users are not supported. You must specify an AD DS group.

  • App-V 5.0 management service website name – specify a name for the website or use the default name.

  • App-V 5.0 management service port binding - this should be a unique port number that is not used by another website on the computer.

  • Support for Microsoft Silverlight– Microsoft Silverlight must be installed before the management console is available. While this is not a requirement for the deployment, the server must be able to support Microsoft Silverlight.

Management Database

noteNote
The database is required only when using the App-V 5.0 management server.

The App-V 5.0 server components are dependent but they have varying requirements and installation options that must be deployed. Use the following information to prepare your environment to run the App-V 5.0 management database.

  • Installation location - by default this component will be installed to %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server.

  • Custom SQL Server instance name (if applicable) – the format should be INSTANCENAME, because the installation assumes that it is on the local machine. If you specify the name with the following format, SVR\INSTANCE will fail.

  • Custom App-V 5.0 database name (if applicable) – you must specify a unique database name. The default value for the management database is AppVManagement.

  • App-V 5.0 management server location – specifies the machine account on which the management server is deployed. This should be specified in the following format Domain\MachineAccount.

  • App-V 5.0 management server installation administrator - specifies the account that will be used to install the App-V 5.0 management server. You should use the following format: Domain\AdministratorLoginName.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Service Agent - configure the computer running the App-V 5.0 Management Database so that Microsoft SQL Server Agent service is restarted automatically. For more information see Configure SQL Server Agent to Restart Services Automatically (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=273725).

Reporting Server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Full Package) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718)

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=267110)

  • noteNote
    To help reduce the risk of unwanted or malicious data being sent to the reporting server, you should restrict access to the Reporting Web Service per your corporate security policy.

    Windows Web Server with the IIS role with the following features: Common HTTP Features (static content and default document), Application Development (ASP.NET, .NET Extensibility, ISAPI Extensions and ISAPI Filters), Security (Windows Authentication, Request Filtering), Security (Windows Authentication, Request Filtering), Management Tools (IIS Management Console)

  • 64-bit ASP.NET registration

  • Installation location - by default this component is installed to %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server.

  • App-V 5.0 reporting service website name – specifies the name of the website or the default name that will be used.

  • App-V 5.0 reporting service port binding - This should be a unique port number that is not already used by another website that runs on the computer.

Reporting Database

noteNote
The database is required only when using the App-V 5.0 reporting server.

The App-V 5.0 server components are dependent but they have varying requirements and installation options that must be deployed. Use the following information to prepare your environment to run the App-V 5.0 reporting database.

  • Installation location - by default this component will be installed to %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server.

  • Custom SQL Server instance name (if applicable) – the format should be INSTANCENAME, because the installation assumes that it is on the local machine. If you specify the name with the following format, SVR\INSTANCE will fail.

  • Custom App-V 5.0 database name (if applicable) – you must specify a unique database name. The default value for the reporting database is AppVReporting.

  • App-V 5.0 reporting server location – specifies the machine account on which the reporting server is deployed. This should be specified in the following format Domain\MachineAccount.

  • App-V 5.0 reporting server installation administrator - specifies the account that will be used to install the App-V 5.0 reporting server. You should use the following format: Domain\AdministratorLoginName.

  • App-V 5.0 reporting server installation administrator - specifies the account that will be used to install the App-V 5.0 reporting server. You should use the following format: Domain\AdministratorLoginName.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Service and the Microsoft SQL Server Agent Service – these services must be associated with user accounts that have access to query AD.

Publishing Server

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Full Package) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718)

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=267110)

  • Windows Web Server with the IIS role with the following features: Common HTTP Features (static content and default document), Application Development (ASP.NET, .NET Extensibility, ISAPI Extensions and ISAPI Filters), Security (Windows Authentication, Request Filtering), Security (Windows Authentication, Request Filtering), Management Tools (IIS Management Console)

  • 64-bit ASP.NET registration

The App-V 5.0 server components are dependent but they have varying requirements and installation options that must be deployed. Use the following information to prepare your environment to run the App-V 5.0 publishing server.

  • Installation location - by default this component is installed to %PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server.

  • App-V 5.0 management service URL – specifies the URL of the App-V 5.0 management service. This is the port that the publishing server communicates with, and it should be specified using the following format: http://localhost:12345.

  • App-V 5.0 publishing service website name – specifies the name of the website or the default name that will be used.

  • App-V 5.0 publishing service port binding - This should be a unique port number that is not already used by another website that runs on the computer.

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