Building App-V RC test lab (using 4.5.1305): The initial Setup - Part 1

It can be hard for administrators to get the time to piece all solution accelators and deploy.chm together to build a complete solution. This post will help us in getting on the issue, checkout the following list you need to download: 1) Windows Server 2008 - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx (I use Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86 in this demo) 2) SQL 2008 […]

It can be hard for administrators to get the time to piece all solution accelators and deploy.chm together to build a complete solution. This post will help us in getting on the issue, checkout the following list you need to download:

1) Windows Server 2008 - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx (I use Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x86 in this demo)
2) SQL 2008 RC 0 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=35F53843-03F7-4ED5-8142-24A4C024CA05&displaylang=en 
3) App-V 4.5 (Build 4.5.1305 .... yes i know we have upgraded since but I will go into that in a later blog..... and yes this will be the same process for 4.5.1308) - http://connect.microsoft.com
4) Internet Connection - This is for SQL to download some of its pre-req's

I want to start at the beginning with my pure Windows 2008 RTM installation on VPC 2007. My configuration is vanilla.... and I mean vanilla.... all that  I have done is allow after the initial install for Windows Server 2008 to connect and download any patches that are required!!! After configuring all my network connections on my nic I am going to need active directory! I am calling my domain appv.internal call yours whatever you want :o)

Domain Name: appv.internal
Forest Functional Level: Windows 2008 Native Mode

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