This post is to provide a quick reference of the installation flow of Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Management Server. The steps to configure the server, import applications, and validate the settings are not included in this post and to be discussed in a screencast currently in development and soon to be published in this blog. The presented screen flow was captured during an installation of an App-V Management Server on a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise version with a machine name, App-V, and a local instance of Microsoft SQL 2005 SP2 on a virtual machine based on Hyper-V.
For those who have previously worked on SoftGrid 4.x infrastructure, the installation of App-V Management Server appears very familiar and uneventful. The RTSPS port shown in screen 10 is by default set to 322. If you are putting in place a brand new virtualization infrastructure, do take time to review the 4.5 documentation and plan it out. Particularly the content location where the App-V packages are placed as shown in screen 13. Once the packages are put in place and working, it is error prone and can be tedious to validate the content location in all packages, should the content location be later changed.
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|Default content location|
|Sample App-V package placement|
|Sample App-V Management Server Console configuration|
To get the latest information of Microsoft Application Virtualization, reference the following:
- Virtualization TechCenter
- Application Virtualization Deployment Requirements
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and the community
- Virtualization team blog