Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Install the App-V server prerequisites, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] In this video we're going to install the prerequisites App-V Server. There are a number of different prerequisites that we're going to have to install depending on the role that the server is performing. So right now I'm on my domain controller and there are two groups that we're going to have to create. So right now I've got the server manager open and I'm going to go up to tools and I'm going to open Active Director Users and Computers. So that we're in Active Directory Users and Computers there are two groups that we're going to have to create.
I'm going to right click on users then I'm going to go to new and then group and then the first group that we have to create is called App-V _servers and that does need to be a security group. I'll click okay to create the group and we can see the new group right up here. Now we need to create one more group. I'm going to right click on users and go to new and then group and then the next group name that we have to use is App-V _admins and once again this does need to a security group, so I'll click okay to create the group.
Now we need to add some group members. So the first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to go into the App-V admins account then I'm going to go to members and click add. Then we need to add the domain admin. So I'm going to type administrator and check name, everything looks good there so I'll click okay and then okay. Now I go to the App-V servers group. Then I'll go to members and we need to add the App-V server.
So I'll click add and then I have to go up here to object types. I need to select computers in the object type, because we're adding a computer account. So I'll click okay and then I have to type the name of my App-V Server. Now this part is going to vary depending on what you've named your servers. In my case my App-V Server is called in-appv-appv and I'll do a check name. Everything looks good, so I'll click okay and okay and then that completes the domain controller preparation.
So the next thing that we have to do is switch over to our App-V Server so we can begin installing prerequisites there. So here I am on the App-V Server and there are some prerequisites that we need to install, so I've got server manager open and I'm going to go to manage and then add roles and features. This is going to launch the add roles and features wizard. I'm going to click next and I'm going to do role based or feature based installation and click next.
The server selection screen, I'm going to make sure that my local server is selected, which it is, and click next. Now I'm prompted to choose the roles that I want to install. So the role that I need to install is Web Server IIS. You can see that here at the bottom of the screen. Then when I click that I'm asked to install some role features to support that role, so I'll click add feature and then click next. Now I'm taken to the features screen. There's nothing really that I have to do here right now so I'm going to click next again.
I'm going to be taken to Web Server IIS role. I'll click next one more time and I'm taken to the role services screen. Now there are a number of different role services that we're going to have to enable for the Web Server role. Under common HTTP features we need to make sure that default document in installed, which it is. We also need to make sure that static content filters are installed, which they are as well. Then we come down to the security section, which you can see right here.
In security we need to install request filtering, which that's already selected and then we also need Windows authentication. So I'll select the Windows authentication checkbox. Then we need to move to the application development section. I'll go ahead and expand that out and we need to install .net extensibility version 3.5 and version 4.6 and when I click that I'm prompted to install some other supporting feature.
So I'm going to click add feature, and the same thing for .net extensibility 4.6. Then I also need to install ASP and I'll add the support features for that and ASP.net 3.5 and once again we'll add the support features and ASP.net 4.6, so I'll go ahead and click next and I'll click install. Now all of these features for the Web Server role are going to be installed.
This does take a little while to complete. Okay and it looks like the installation process has completed and we can see that the installation was successful, so I'll go ahead and close this out. Then there are two other components that we need to install. So I'm going to go ahead and open up file explorer and I'm going to go to my C drive. You'll notice that I've got a folder here called prerequisites. I'll go into that and you can see that I have a folder called Visual C and a folder called Silverlight.
So what we have to do is install Silverlight and the Visual C redistributable. Now in the interest of time I've gone ahead and downloaded these ahead of time, but these are things that you'll have to download yourself. So let's install Silverlight first. I'm going to go into the Silverlight folder and because I'm on a 64 bit system I'm going to install Silverlight X64. I'm going to deselect these check boxes so that Silverlight won't change my search engine or my homepage and I'll click install now.
I'm going to leave Microsoft update for Silverlight enabled and click next and installation was successful, so I'll click close. Now I'm going to go back to the prerequisites folder and go into the Visual C folder and install Visual C redistributable. When you download this you want to choose the latest version. So I'm going to agree to the license terms and click install and setup was successful. So those are the prerequisites for Microsoft App-V Server.
Now there were also some prerequisites for SQL Server. Those prerequisites are Visual C ++ redistributable, which we just installed and you also have to install version 3.X and 4.X of the .net framework. So let's take a look and see if those are installed yet. So I'm going to go back to server manager and I'm going to go to manage and then add roles and features and I'll click next, next, next and then we're not going to worry about installing a server role, so I'm going to click next and we come to the features screen and we can see that the .net framework 3.5 and .net framework 4.6 are indeed enabled.
So everything is good here. Now remember these features are required for the SQL Server. The reason why they're being enabled here is because I'm going to run SQL on the same server as App-V. So that's how you go about installing the prerequisites for App-V Server.
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