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Application Virtualization Client Hardware and Software Requirements

jamiejdt|Last Updated: 6/16/2016
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This topic describes the recommended minimum hardware and software configuration for the installation of the Application Virtualization Desktop Client and the Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services).

Application Virtualization Desktop Client

The following list includes the recommended minimum hardware and software requirements for the Application Virtualization Desktop Client. The requirements are listed first for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP2, followed by the requirements for versions that preceded App-V 4.6 SP2.

Note
The Application Virtualization (App-V) Desktop Client requires no additional processor or RAM resources beyond the requirements of the host operating system.

Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements requirements are applicable to all versions.

  • Processor—See recommended system requirements for the operating system you are using.

  • RAM—See recommended system requirements for the operating system you are using.

  • Disk—30 MB for installation and 6 GB for the cache.

Software Requirements for App-V 4.6 SP2

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem Architecture

Windows XP

Professional Edition

SP3

x86

Windows Vista

Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition

SP2

x86

Windows 7

Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition

No service pack or SP1

x86 and x64

Windows 8

Professional or Enterprise Edition

x86 and x64

Note
The following software prerequisites are installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, the following products must be installed first.

Note
For the Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Desktop Client, the following additional software prerequisite is installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, you must also install with the other prerequisites listed.

Software Requirements for Versions that Precede App-V 4.6 SP2

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem Architecture

Windows XP

Professional Edition

SP2 or SP3

x86

Windows Vista

Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition

No service pack, SP1, or SP2

x86

Windows 7¹

Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition

No service pack or SP1

x86

¹Supported for App-V 4.5 SP1 and SP2, App-V 4.6 and 4.6 SP1 only

Note
The Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Desktop Client supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

Note
The following software prerequisites are installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, the following products must be installed first.

Note
For the Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Desktop Client, the following additional software prerequisite is installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, you must also install with the other prerequisites listed.

Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services

Following are the recommended hardware and software requirements for the Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services. The requirements are listed first for appv461_3, followed by the requirements for versions that preceded App-V 4.6 SP2.

Note
The Application Virtualization (App-V) Client for Remote Desktop Services requires no additional processor or RAM resources beyond the requirements of the host operating system.

Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements requirements are applicable to all versions.

  • Processor—See recommended system requirements for the operating system you are using.

  • RAM—See recommended system requirements for the operating system you are using. These requirements also depend on the number of users and applications.

  • Disk—30 MB for installation and 6 GB for the cache.

Software Requirements for App-V 4.6 SP2

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem Architecture

Windows Server 2003 R2

Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition

SP2

x86

Windows Server 2008

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP2

x86

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

No service pack or SP1

x64

Windows Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

x86 or x64

Note
The following software prerequisites are installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, the following products must be installed first.

Note
For the Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Desktop Client, the following additional software prerequisite is installed automatically if you are using the Setup.exe method. If you are using the Setup.msi installation program, you must also install with the other prerequisites listed.

Software Requirements for Versions that Precede App-V 4.6 SP2

Operating SystemEditionService PackSystem Architecture

Windows Server 2003

Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition

SP1 or SP2

x86

Windows Server 2003 R2

Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition

No service pack or SP2

x86

Windows Server 2008

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP1 or SP2

x86

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

No service pack or SP1

x64

Note
The Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Client for Remote Desktop Services supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

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How to Manually Install the Application Virtualization Client

How to Upgrade the Application Virtualization Client

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