App-V Supported Configurations

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1607; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic specifies the requirements to install and run App-V in your Windows 10 environment. For information about prerequisite software such as the .NET Framework, see App-V prerequisites.

App-V Server system requirements

This section lists the operating system and hardware requirements for all App-V server components.

Unsupported App-V server scenarios

The App-V server does not support the following scenarios:

  • Deployment to a computer that runs the Server Core installation option.
  • Deployment to a computer that runs a previous version of the App-V server components. You can only install App-V side-by-side with the App-V 4.5 Lightweight Streaming Server (LWS) server. This scenario doesn't support side-by-side deployment of App-V and the Application Virtualization Management Service (HWS) 4.x.
  • Deployment to a computer running Microsoft SQL Server Express edition.
  • Deployment to a domain controller.
  • Short paths. If you plan to use a short path, you must create a new volume.

Management server operating system requirements

You can install the App-V Management server on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or later.

Important

Deploying a Management server role to a computer with Remote Desktop Services enabled is not supported.

Management server hardware requirements

  • A 64-bit (x64) processor that runs at 1.4 GHz or faster.
  • 1 GB RAM (64-bit).
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space, not including the content directory.

Management server database requirements

The following table lists the SQL Server versions that the App-V Management database installation supports.

SQL Server version Service pack System architecture
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 32-bit or 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 32-bit or 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 32-bit or 64-bit

Publishing server operating system requirements

The App-V Publishing server can be installed on a server that runs Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or later.

Publishing server hardware requirements

App-V adds no additional requirements beyond those of Windows Server.

  • A 64-bit (x64) processor that runs at 1.4 GHz or faster.
  • 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space, not including the content directory.

Reporting server operating system requirements

You can install the App-V Reporting server on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or later.

Reporting server hardware requirements

App-V adds no additional requirements beyond those of Windows Server.

  • A 64-bit (x64) processor that runs at 1.4 GHz or faster.
  • 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
  • 200 MB of available hard disk space, not including the content directory.

Reporting server database requirements

The following table lists the SQL Server versions that are supported for the App-V Reporting database installation.

SQL Server version Service pack System architecture
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 32-bit or 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 32-bit or 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 32-bit or 64-bit

App-V client and Remote Desktop Services client requirements

With Windows 10, version 1607 and later releases, the App-V client is included with Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education. The App-V client is no longer part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. Before you can use the App-V client, it must be enabled, as described in Enable the App-V desktop client.

Similarly, the App-V Remote Desktop Services (RDS) client is included with Windows Server 2016 Standard and Windows Server 2016 Datacenter.

Sequencer system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that the App-V Sequencer installation supports.

Operating system Service pack System architecture
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit

Sequencer hardware requirements

See the Windows or Windows Server documentation for the hardware requirements.

Supported versions of System Center Configuration Manager

The App-V client works with System Center Configuration Manager versions starting with Technical Preview for System Center Configuration Manager, version 1606.