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Install the Publishing Server on a Remote Computer

Use the following procedure to install the publishing server on a separate computer. Before you perform the following procedure, ensure the database and management server are available.

To install the publishing server on a separate computer

  1. Copy the App-V 5.0 server installation files to the computer on which you want to install it on. To start the App-V 5.0 server installation right-click and run appv_server_setup.exe as an administrator. Click Install.

  2. On the Getting Started page, review and accept the license terms, and click Next.

  3. On the Use Microsoft Update to help keep your computer secure and up-to-date page, to enable Microsoft updates, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended). To disable Microsoft updates, select I don’t want to use Microsoft Update. Click Next.

  4. On the Feature Selection page, select the Publishing Server checkbox and click Next.

  5. On the Installation Location page, accept the default location and click Next.

  6. On the Configure Publishing Server Configuration page, specify the following items:

    • The URL for the management service that the publishing server will connect to. For example, http://ManagementServerName:12345.

    • Specify the website name that you want to use for the publishing service. Accept the default if you do not have a custom name.

    • For the Port Binding, specify a unique port number that will be used by App-V 5.0, for example 54321.

  7. On the Ready to Install page, click Install.

  8. After the installation is complete, the publishing server must be registered with the management server. In the App-V 5.0 management console, use the following steps to register the server:

    1. Open the App-V 5.0 management server console.

    2. In the left pane, select Servers, and then select Register New Server.

    3. Type the name of this server and a description (if required) and click Add.

  9. To verify if the publishing server is running correctly, you should import a package to the management server, entitle the package to an AD group, and publish the package. Using an internet browser, open the following URL: http://publishingserver:pubport. If the server is running correctly information similar to the following will be displayed:

    <Publishing Protocol="1.0">
        <Package PackageId="28115343-06e2-44dc-a327-3a0b9b868bda" VersionId="5d03c08f-51dc-4026-8cf9-15ebe3d65a72" PackageUrl="\\server\share\file.appv" />
        <Package PackageId="28115343-06e2-44dc-a327-3a0b9b868bda" />

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