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How to Deploy the App-V 5.0 Server

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP1, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP3

Use the following procedure to install the App-V 5.0 server. For information about deploying the App-V 5.0 SP3 Server, see Migrating to App-V 5.0 SP3.

Before you start:

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.

  2. Start the App-V 5.0 server installation by right-clicking and running appv_server_setup.exe as an administrator, and then click Install.

  3. Review and accept the license terms, and choose whether to enable Microsoft updates.

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

     

    Component Description

    Management server

    Provides overall management functionality for the App-V infrastructure.

    Management database

    Facilitates database predeployments for App-V 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 reporting.

  5. On the Installation Location page, accept the default location where the selected components will be installed, or change the location by typing a new path on the Installation Location line.

  6. On the initial Create New Management Database page, configure the Microsoft SQL Server instance and Management Server database by selecting the appropriate option below.

     

    Method What you need to do

    You are using a custom Microsoft SQL Server instance.

    Select Use the custom instance, and type the name of the instance.

    Use the format INSTANCENAME. The assumed installation location is the local computer.

    Not supported: A server name using the format ServerName\INSTANCE.

    You are using a custom database name.

    Select Custom configuration and type the database name.

    The database name must be unique, or the installation will fail.

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

    noteNote
    If you are installing the Management server and Management database side by side, some options on this page are not available. In this case, 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 by selecting the appropriate option below.

     

    Method What you need to do

    You are using a custom Microsoft SQL Server instance.

    Select Use the custom instance, and type the name of the instance.

    Use the format INSTANCENAME. The assumed installation location is the local computer.

    Not supported: A server name using the format ServerName\INSTANCE.

    You are using a custom database name.

    Select Custom configuration and type the database name.

    The database name must be unique, or the installation will fail.

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

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

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

     

    Item to configure Description and examples

    Type the AD group with sufficient permissions to manage the App-V environment.

    Example: MyDomain\MyUser

    After installation, you can add additional users or groups by using the Management console. 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.

    Website name: 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.

    Port binding: Specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V.

    Example: 12345

    Ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.

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

     

    Item to configure Description and examples

    Specify the URL for the management service.

    Example: http://localhost:12345

    Website name: 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.

    Port binding: Specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V.

    Example: 54321

    Ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.

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

     

    Item to configure Description and examples

    Website name: Specify the custom name that will be used to run the Reporting Service.

    If you do not have a custom name, do not make any changes.

    Port binding: Specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V.

    Example: 55555

    Ensure that the port specified is not being used by another website.

  13. To start the installation, click Install on the Ready page, and then click Close on the Finished page.

  14. To verify that the setup completed successfully, open a web browser, and type the following URL:

    http://<Management server machine name>:<Management service port number>/Console.html.

    Example: http://localhost:12345/console.html. If the installation succeeded, the App-V Management console is displayed with no errors.



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