Microsoft App-V 5: Installation and Configuration Using Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8! Part 1

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I have been spending quite a bit of time building and playing with Microsoft App-V 5 in my lab and decided I would post a quick setup guide to help get evaluation and initial environments up and running.  This blog series will be broken into many parts, from SQL to App-V management, reporting, publishing, load balancing, sequencing, and client installations. The following topology diagram shows the initial environment including all the pieces broken out for scalability and high availability:

For easy reading, I’ve broken this blog post into five parts:
Part 1: Microsoft SQL Server Installation <– YOU ARE HERE
Part 2: Management and Reporting Server Installation
Part 3: Publishing Server Installation, Registration, and Load Balancer Configuration
Part 4: Sequencing and Client Installation

Let’s get started. First thing we need to do is mount the SQL Server 2012 media on the first App-V Management Server (WS12APPV501 in my topology). Once mounted, launch Setup:

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Click Installation:

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Click New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation:

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Click OK:

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Click Select Evaluation and click Next:

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Accept the license terms and click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Select All Features With Defaults and click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Add Current User:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Add Current User:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Next:

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Click Install:

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After several minutes the installation will complete. Monitor progress through the installation:

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Once successful, click Close:

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Close the Installation Center:

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To review any section, please choose from the following:

Part 1: Microsoft SQL Server Installation <– YOU ARE HERE
Part 2: Management and Reporting Server Installation
Part 3: Publishing Server Installation, Registration, and Load Balancer Configuration
Part 4: Sequencing and Client Installation

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to leave feedback, please do so below. Thanks for reading!

–youngtech

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  1. MadyMady11-06-2013

    Hello Dane,
    Thanks for this document, in the App-V 5 Topology diagram you have mentioned a sequencing workstation and a sequencing server, I see what the workstation is for but not I am not clear about sequencing server, can you please explain what that is for ?
    Kind regards,
    Mady

    • Dane YoungDane Young01-04-2014

      This would simply be used if you were going to deliver to Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDSH), like XenApp for example.
      –youngtech

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