Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Configure the App-V client, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] In order for your workstations to be able to run the applications that you publish through App-V, you're going to need to prepare the App-V client. In Windows 10 Version 1607, Microsoft started including the App-V client with Windows 10. In versions of Windows prior to that, you have to actually download and install the App-V client. The machine that I've got right now is Windows 10 and it's above version 1607 so the client is already there. There are two different methods that are used to enable the client.
The first method is to use PowerShell and this method is good if you have a small number of clients you need to enable. The way that you would do that is to open an administrative PowerShell session like what I've done here, type enable-AppV and we can see that App-V was successfully enabled. The next thing that we need to do is to make the App-V client aware of the publishing server, and the way that we do that is to type Add-AppVPublishingServer and then space -Name and then we have to provide the name of our App-V publishing server.
That server is named IN-APPV-APPV then we have to provide the URL. That's going to be -url and the url is http://IN-APPV-APPV:8081 and the 8081 reflects the port number that we assigned to the publishing service.
I'll press enter and we can see that App-V was enabled. That's one method of enabling the App-V client. The other method involves using Group Policy, so to show you that method, I'm going to switch over to my domain controller. Here I am on my domain controller and I'm going to click on tools within the server manager and then I'm going to choose Group Policy management. That's going to open the Group Policy manager.
I'm going to right click on the default domain policy and click edit and then from there, I'm going to go to computer configuration, and then policies, administrative templates, system, and then App-V. We have a group policy setting called enable App-V client. That's not configured by default, so we need to configure it and the way that we do that is by double clicking and then I am going to enable and click OK.
Now the enable App-V client Group Policy setting is enabled. I can also go to publishing, I can enter the URL for the publishing server. I'm going to double click on the publishing server one settings. I'm going to click enable and then right here I need to fill in my publishing server URL, so once again that URL is http://, and in my case, it's IN-APPV-APPV:8081.
I'll click OK and so now we have a Group Policy setting that is enabling App-V publishing. That's how we go about enabling the App-V client.
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