The minimum requirements for the App-V Management Server are:
· Processor. Intel Pentium III 1 GHz processor
· RAM. 512 MB
· Disk space. 200 MB of available hard disk space (not including content directory)
· Operating system. Windows Server 2003 Standard with SP1 or later, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise with SP1 or later, or Windows Server 2008 or later
In the lab, consider using more capable hardware than the minimum requirements. In addition, installing the App-V Management Server in a VM is a reasonable way to develop and test virtual applications in a lab environment.
To install the App-V Management Server on a lab server
1. Verify and, if necessary, uninstall previous versions of the App-V Management Server that are installed on the target server.
2. Start the App-V Management Server installation wizard by running Setup.exe from the location that contains the App-V Management Server source files.
3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
4. On the License Agreement page, read the license agreement and, to accept the license agreement, select I accept the license terms and conditions. Click Next.
5. On the Microsoft Update page, shown in Figure 17, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates, and then click Next.
Using Microsoft Update to keep App-V updated is strongly recommended but requires an Internet connection, which might not be available in a lab environment.
Figure 17. Enabling Microsoft Update for App-V
6. On the Registering Information page, type a user name and the name of the organization. Click Next.
7. On the Setup Type page, select Typical, and then click Next.
Doing so installs the:
· App-V Management Server
· App-V Management Console
· Management web service
8. On the Configuration Database page, shown in Figure 18, select a database server from the list of available servers, or add a server by selecting Use the following host name to access the database server and typing the server name and port number. Click Next.
Note When naming a server, do not use the forward slash (/) in the server name.
Figure 18. Choosing a database server
9. On the Configuration Database page, shown in Figure 19, perform one of the following tasks, and then click Next:
· Select Use an existing database, and then choose a database from the list. If a database is available, Setup will upgrade it.
· Select Create a new database, and then type a name for the database.
Figure 19. Creating a new database
10. On the Connection Security Mode page, select an existing certificate from the drop-down list, and then click Next.
If no public key infrastructure (PKI) is available in the lab, the options on this page will not be available.
Note The Connection Security Mode page requires the server to have a server certificate provisioned to it from a PKI. If a server certificate is not installed on the server, this option is unavailable. The Network Service account must have Read access to the certificate being used. For more information, see the App-V blog entry, Setting up an Application Virtualization Server in "Secure Mode". In a lab environment, using a secure connection is recommended but not essential.
11. On the TCP Port Configuration page, shown in Figure 20, perform one of the following tasks, and then click Next:
· Select Use default port (554) to use the default port.
· Select Use custom port, and then type the port to use in the Port box.
Figure 20. Configuring the TCP port
12. On the Administrator Group page, type the name of the security group authorized to manage this server from the App-V Management Console (for example, Domain Administrators, App-V Developers) in the Group Name box, and then click Next. Confirm the group specified, and then click Next.
13. On the Default Provider Group page, type the name of the group authorized to use the App-V Management Server (for example, Domain Users, App-V Testers), and then click Next.
14. On the Content Path page, shown in Figure 21, specify the location on the server on which application content, such as SFT files, will be stored, and then click Next.
Figure 21. Choosing a content folder
15. On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install to install the App-V Management Server.
16. On the Installation Wizard Completed page, click Finish.