How to Install the Application Virtualization Streaming Server

The Application Virtualization Streaming 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 Streaming Servers are to stream different applications, assign the servers to different server groups. In this case, you might also have to increase a server group's capacity.

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

Note   The Installation Wizard can create a server group record, if one does not exist, and a record of the Application Virtualization Streaming Server membership in this group.

After you complete the installation process, restart the server.

To install an Application Virtualization Streaming Server

  1. Verify that no earlier versions of the Application Virtualization Streaming Server are installed on your target computer.

    Important   Make sure that the App-V Management Server is not installed on this computer. The two products cannot be installed on the same computer.

  2. Navigate to the location of the Application Virtualization System Setup 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, to accept the license terms, select I accept the licensing terms and conditions, and then click Next.

  5. On the Customer Information page, specify the User name and the organization, and then click Next.

  6. On the Installation Path page, click Browse, specify the location where you want to install the Streaming Server, and then click Next.

  7. On the Connection Security Mode page, select the desired certificate from the drop-down list, and then click Next.

    Note   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.

  8. On the TCP Port Configuration page, to use the standard port (554), select Use default port (554). To specify a custom port, select Use custom port, specify the port number in the field provided, and then click Next.

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

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

    Note   If the HTTP or RTSP port for the Virtual Application Streaming Server is already allocated, you will be prompted to select a new port. Specify the desired port, and then click Next.

  10. On the Advanced Setting screen, enter the following information:

    1. Max client connections

    2. Connection timeout (sec)

    3. RTSP thread pool size

    4. RTSP timeout (sec)

    5. Number of core processes

    6. Core timeout (sec)

    7. Enable User authentication

    8. Enable User authorization

    9. Cache block size (KB)

    10. Maximum cache size (MB)

    Note   The App-V Streaming Server uses NTFS file system permissions to control access to the applications under the Content share. Use Enable User authentication and Enable User authorization to control whether the server checks and enforces those access control lists (ACLs) or not.

  11. On the Ready to Install the Program page, to start the installation, click Install.

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

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

    It is not required to restart the computer when you are prompted. However, to optimize system performance, we recommend a restart.

  13. Repeat Steps 1–12 for each Virtual Application Server that you have to install.

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