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This guide is based upon content available from Microsoft and others. This guide is designed to get you up and running quickly with Application Virtualization in a Lab Environment. For Production scenarios please refer to Technet for best practise recommendations. For news about updates to App V please consult their blog.


In this guide we will use a Windows 2008 32 bit server for our Application Virtualization installation. We will be installing both the Application Virtualization Management Server and Application Virtualization Streaming Server on this server. The server will be a member of a Windows Server 2008 domain with Microsoft DNS. The guide assumes that you have an SQL 2005 sp3 or newer server installed within the Domain.




Step 1. Create new Active Directory Security Groups


Perform the following on the Windows Server 2008 domain controller:


In Active directory Users and Groups, create two new Global Security Groups called




In addition create a user called appVadmin and make that user a member of App-V-Admins


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Step 2. Create the AppV database in SQL and assign a user as the DB owner


Perform the following on the SQL Server:


On the server that is hosting your SQL databases, create a new DB called appv and assign appVadmin as the db owner. If you cannot assign appVadmin as the db owner then add it to Logins within the Security section of SQL properties and then try again.



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Step 3. Make App-V-Admins a member of Local Administrators


Perform the following on the APPv Server:


Note: At this point your Appv server must be joined to the Domain.


Log on to your Appv server as a Domain Administrator or as a user with Local Administrative permissions on that server and start Server Manager, expand Configuration, Local Users and Groups and click on Groups


Double Click on the Administrators group and click Add


type in App-V-Admins and if prompted enter the user/pass of a user with permission on the Domain


At this point you should now see your Domain Security Group App-V-Admins added to the local Administrators group on the appv server.




Logoff and then logon as the domain\appVadmin user (which we added as a member of App-V-Admins earlier.)

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Step 4. Add IIS and other pre-requisites


Perform the following on the APPv Server:


Logon to the Appv server as the domain\appVadmin user. Start server manager and click on Add Roles


Place a checkmark in the Web Server IIS box, and accept the Add Features required for Web Server IIS prompt.


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click next and then Select ASP.NET from the choices and accept the Add Features required for ASP.NET




click next and then click Install. Reboot when done.


After the reboot, go back into Server Manager and click on go To Roles, once done, click on Add Role Services to the right of Web Server (IIS)



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Scroll down to Security and place a checkmark in Windows Authentication


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scroll down and place a checkmark in Management Tools


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click next and click Install




Once complete, click close, go back into Server Manager and click on Add Features,


Select the .NET Framework 3.0 option and click Next.


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Step 5. Install the Application Virtualization Management Server


Perform the following on the APPv Server:


Browse the APP 4.5 CU1 cd to INSTALLERS\SERVER\MANAGEMENT and right click on Setup.exe and choose Run As Administrator to start the System Center Application Virtualization Management Server wizard, click next


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Accept the License Agreement




review the Registration Information




choose Custom as the type of installation




Select the drive and install path you wish to use and verify that This Feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on local hard drive is selected for each option and click next




enter the SQL server name and click next


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the appv Database should automatically be selected,


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if not select it from the drop down list


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We will not be using Secure mode for this Appv server so just click next at the connection security mode screen


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leave the default port


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type app-v-admins as the Active Directory Security Group name for administrators of the appV server(or just type app-v and click next, then select app-v-admins from the choices available)


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and enter app-v-users as the Active Directory Security group name for users of the appV server


Note: This is the group to which all users must belong for access to Microsoft Application Virtualization-enabled applications.




Accept the default content folder and click next




and then click install to start installing the application virtualization Management Server




if you get Error 25019,


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go back into SQL management studio and make your appVadmin user a SysAdmin and try again


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Once setup completes, click Finish




and restart the server as requested


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