You must connect the Application Virtualization Server Management Console to an Application Virtualization System before you can use the management console to manage applications, file type associations, packages, application licenses, server groups, provider policies and administrators. The following procedure outlines the steps you must follow to connect the console to an Application Virtualization System.
To connect to an Application Virtualization System
Right-click the Application Virtualization System node in the Scope pane, and select Connect to Application Virtualization System from the pop-up menu.
There are three components to Application Virtualization server management: the Application Virtualization Management Console, the Management Web Service, and the SQL Datastore. If these components are distributed across different physical machines, you must configure security properly for the components to communicate across the system. For more information, see the following manuals and articles:
Complete the fields in the Connect to Application Virtualization System dialog box:
Web Service Host Name—Enter the name of the Application Virtualization System to which you want to connect, or enter localhost to connect to the local server.
Use Secure Connection—Select this check box if you want to connect to the server with a secure connection.
Port—Enter the port number you want to use for the connection. 80 is the default regular port number, and 443 is the secure-port number.
Use Current Windows Account—Select this radio button to use the current Windows account credentials.
Specify Windows Account—Select this radio button when you want to connect to the server as a different user.
Name—Enter the name of the new user by using either the DOMAIN\username or the username@domain format.
Password—Enter the password that corresponds to the new user.