Getting Started with App-V 5.1
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.1 enables administrators to deploy, update, and support applications as services in real time, on an as-needed basis. Individual applications are transformed from locally installed products into centrally managed services and are available wherever you need, without the need to preconfigure computers or to change operating system settings.
App-V consists of the following elements:
App-V Management Server
App-V Publishing Server
App-V Desktop Client
App-V Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client
Enables Remote Desktop Session Host servers to use the capabilities of the App-V Desktop Client for shared desktop sessions.
For more information about these elements, see High Level Architecture for App-V 5.1.
If you are new to this product, we recommend that you read the documentation thoroughly. Before you deploy it to a production environment, we also recommend that you validate your deployment plan in a test network environment. You might also consider taking a class about relevant technologies. For more information about Microsoft training opportunities, see the Microsoft Training Overview at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=80347.
Note A downloadable version of this administrator’s guide is not available. However, you can learn about a special mode of the TechNet Library that allows you to select articles, group them in a collection, and print them or export them to a file at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=272491 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=272491).
This section of the App-V 5.1 Administrator’s Guide includes high-level information about App-V 5.1 to provide you with a basic understanding of the product before you begin the deployment planning.
Getting started with App-V 5.1
Provides a high-level overview of App-V 5.1 and how it can be used in your organization.
Provides information about how you can best evaluate App-V 5.1 for use in your organization.
Provides a description of the App-V 5.1 features and how they work together.
Provides information about features and services that make this product and its corresponding documentation more accessible for people with disabilities.