Posts Tagged ‘Server App-V 2012’

Server App-V 2012; error installing Server Application Virtualization PowerShell Cmdlets

April 23, 2012

When installing the Server Application Virtualization PowerShell Cmdlets, i got the following error:

Not very descriptive.
It tells me to look in the installer logfile.
So, where is that logfile then?
After looking around a bit, I opened the %temp% folder, which on this machine was located in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp, and in there was a folder called “1” with in there… yes logfiles.
In the logfile the following error was shown:


Right, now what?
Ah, but wait, there are more logfiles in there:

Great, a clear message.
No problem, i’ll just install .NET FW 3.5 then.

But why wasn’t this mentioned somewhere before? Like, on the “How to install Server App-V Virtualization PowerShell Cmdlets page

Server App-V 2012 – A First look (really)

April 23, 2012

So, after trying to install the Server App-V sequencing client on Windows Server 2012 Beta (and failing), I switched back to good ol’ Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 as the testclient.

At least now i’m following the Software Requirements for installing Server App-V

I mounted the DVD/ISO of SCVMM 2012, browsed to the folder SAV\AMD64, and ran SeqSetup.exe, and behold:

And off we go!

Just another EULA to quickly skip through? Well, just note that this product is a part of SCVMM 2012, so no separate licensing for App-V here.


I’m installing this on a clean Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM, and it appears it needs these two Visual C++ packages. Good thing they’re packed into the App-V installer 🙂

And we’re done. Now that was easy. Let’s see what we’ve got now:

The App-V Sequencer  Client installed in Program Files (x86)… hey, didn’t I choose the x64 installer of the client? Oh well…

Another thing, notice the Q:\ drive? If you’re already familiar with the current (client) App-V you’ll not be surprised to see this Q; mapping.

Well actually it’s a redirection to the local C:\ drive, as you can see in this picture:

So, client installed, no reboot asked… let’s start packaging then!

Well, in the next posting that is.




Server App-V 2012 – a (very short) testdrive on Server 2012 Beta.

April 23, 2012

With the System Center 2012 “Cloud-based” approach, focusing on easily deploying multiple VM’s (both Servers and Workstations), a new feature has been added that makes it even easier to get an ApplicationServer quickly up-and-running.
Server Application Virtualization, or Server App-V , or SAV.
The latter not to be confused with Symantec Anti Virus 🙂
So in my testlab based on Server 2012 Beta, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 SP1 CTP, I was ready to go and build me some packages.
First, we have to install the App-V Sequencing Agent on a clean server, to start packaging.
Of course, I did this on a freshly deployed Windows Server 2012 Beta VM.
Only to get this message:

Okay, I know that the prereqs page states that only Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 are supported, but I was hoping that this was outdated, with the CTP of SP1 for SC2012.
So, no dice.
Ah well, lets fire up a good ol’ Server 2008 R2 VM then. :p