How to Install Application Virtualization Management Server

The Application Virtualization Management Server publishes its applications to clients. In a load-balanced environment, which is typical of large deployments, all servers in a server group should stream the same applications. If Application Virtualization Management Servers are to publish different applications, assign the servers to different server groups. In this case, you also might need to increase a server group's capacity.

If you have designated a target computer on the network, with a login account having local Administrator privileges, you can use the following procedure to install the Application Virtualization Management Server and assign it to the appropriate server group.

The Installation Wizard can create a server group record, if one does not exist, as well as a record of the Application Virtualization Management Server's membership in this group.

After you complete the installation process, reboot the server.

To install an Application Virtualization Management Server

  1. Verify and, if necessary, uninstall previous versions of the Application Virtualization Management Server that are installed on the target computer.

  2. To open the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server installation wizard, navigate to the location of the Application Virtualization System setup.exe program on the network, either run this program from the network or copy its directory to the target computer, and then double-click the Setup.exe file.

  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 Registering Information page, you must enter the user name and the Organization. Click Next.

  6. On the Setup Type page, select Custom. Click Next. On the Custom Setup page, deselect all Application Virtualization System components except Application Virtualization Server, and then click Next.

    If a component is already installed on the computer, when you deselect it in the Custom Setup window, the component is automatically uninstalled.

  7. On the Configuration Database page, select a database server from the list of available servers or add a server by selecting Use the following host name and specifying the Server Name and Port Number data. Click Next.

    The Application Virtualization Management Server does not support case sensitive SQL.

If a database is available, click the radio button, select the database from the list, and then click Next. Setup will upgrade it to this newer version. If the name does not appear in the list, enter the name in the space provided.

When naming a server, do not use the backslash character (/) in the server name.

If you need to install a database, see How to Install a Database. If you would like to create a new database for this version, select Create a new database and specify the name that will be assigned to the new database. You can also specify a new location for the database by selecting the check box and entering the path.

  1. On the Connection Security Mode page, select the desired certificate from the drop-down list. Click Next.

    The Secure Connection Mode setting requires the server to have a server certificate provisioned to it from a public key infrastructure. If a server certificate is not installed on the server, this option is unavailable and cannot be selected. You must grant the Network Service account read access to the certificate being used.

  2. On the TCP Port Configuration page, to use the default port (554), select Use default port (554). To specify a custom port, select Use custom port and specify the port number that will be used. Click Next.

    When you install the server in a nonsecure environment, you can use the default port (554) or you can define a custom port.

  3. On the Administrator Group page, specify the name of the security group authorized to manage this server in Group Name. Click Next. Confirm the group specified and click Next.

  4. On the Default Provider Group page, specify the name of the default provider group, and then click Next.

  5. On the Content Path page, specify the location on the target computer where SFT files will be saved, and then click Next.

If the HTTP or RTSP port for the Management Server is already allocated, you will be prompted to choose a new port. Select the desired port, and then click Next.

  1. On the Ready to Install the Program page, to install the Application Virtualization Management Server, click Install.

If error 25120 is displayed when you try to complete this step, you need to enable IIS Management Scripts and Tools. To enable this Windows feature, open the Programs and Features control panel, select Turn Windows features on or off, and navigate to Internet Information Services.

Under Web Management Tools, enable IIS Management Scripts and Tools.

  1. On the Installation Wizard Completed screen, to close the wizard, click Finish.

The installation can take a few minutes to finish. A status message will flash above the Windows desktop notification area, indicating that the installation succeeded.

It is not necessary to reboot the computer when prompted. However, to optimize system performance, a reboot is recommended.

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