How to Install Microsoft Application Virtulization 4.5

Installing Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server

The section guides you through the step-by-step process of installing Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server.

The following items must be present on the management server computer before installing Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server:

1- Windows Server 2008.
2- IIS 7.0 configured with ASP.NET (and required role features).
3- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008.

Before you install the App-V Management Server, you must create the following objects in Active Directory:
Organizational Unit (OU): The OU will contain a specific groups, and for the necessary Microsoft Application Virtualization domain account.

Microsoft Application Virtualization Administrative Group: Microsoft Application Virtualization requires you to select an Active Directory group to use as an App-V administrators group for controlling administrative access to the Management Console. Add to this group every user who needs to use the Management Console.

Microsoft Application Virtualization Users Group: Microsoft Application Virtualization requires that all user accounts that access Microsoft Application Virtualization functions be a member of a provider policy associated with a single group for general platform access. You can use an existing group (such as Domain Users) or create a new group.

CONFIGURE THE MICROSOFT APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT SERVER

Perform the following on the machine to be the App-V Management Server:
Configuring IIS 7.0 for Windows Server 2008

Add the Web Server (IIS) role with the following role services enabled:
1- ASP.NET (and all required role services and features)
2- Windows Authentication
3- Management Tools

Install Microsoft SQL Server:

Install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

SERVER INSTALLATION
Perform the following on the machine to be the App-V Management Server:

1. Extract and run the setup executable for Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server.
2. On the Welcome page, click Next
3. Read and accept the license agreement, and then click Next.
4. On the Microsoft Update page, click Next.
5. On the Registering Information page, type a Name and Organization in the corresponding boxes, and then click Next.
6. On the Setup Type page, click Typical install, and then click Next.
7. On the Configuration Database page, point to the Server drop-down list, and then click Next.
8. On the Configuration Database page, click Create a new database, and then click Next.
9. On the Connection Security Mode page, click Next.
10. On the TCP Port Configuration page, click Next.
11. On the Administrator Group page, type the name of the AppV Administrators group, and then click Next.
12. You can also type the first few letters of the group name, and then click Next, to display a list of groups. Click the AppV Administrators group, and then click Next.
13. On the Default Provider Group page, type the name of the App-V Users group, and then click Next.
14. On the Content Path page, accept the default location of the Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization Management Server content folder, and then click Next.
15. The wizard now has all the information it needs to perform the installation. Click Install.
16. Once the installation wizard completes, click Yes to restart the server.
17. Once the server has restarted, click Start | Administrative Tools | Services, select the Application Virtualization Management Server service and click Start.

Note: Note: The App-V Management Server service fails to start on boot when running in a virtualized environment. It will be necessary to start the service after any reboot to the Management Server.

18. Open Windows Explorer, go to C:Program FilesMicrosoft System Center App Virt Management ServerApp Virt Management Servercontent and share the content folder. Ensure that Read access to this folder is given to Everyone.

CREATE A PROGRAM EXCEPTION IN WINDOWS FIREWALL

Click Start, type Firewall, and select Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
2. In the management console, select Inbound Rules.
3. In the Actions pane, click New Rule….
4. On the Rule Type page, select Program and click Next.
5. On the Program page, select This program path and then click Browse.
6. Navigate to C:PogramFilesMicrosoft System Center App Virt Management ServerApp Virt Management Serverbin and select sghwdsptr.exe.
7. Navigate to C:PogramFilesMicrosoft System Center App Virt Management ServerApp Virt Management Serverbin and select sghwsvr.exe
8. Click Next.
9. On the Action page select Allow the connection and click Next.
10. On the Profiles page, accept the default values and click Next.
11. Enter a Name and Description for the rule and click Finish

Don’t forget to open port 554 for RTSP Port.

If you have any question or issue please post to the following technical Forum:

Appv Technical Forum

Regards

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