[ Reminder ] Microsoft Application Virtualization Dashboard for APP-V (New Version) 1.0 |How to


Just a reminder on Dashboard for Appv :-)

The version of Microsoft Application Virtualization Dashboard for APP-V is available for download.

What’s  Microsoft Application Virtualization Dashboard for APP-V?

Brief Description
The App-V Dashboard’s built-in charts, gauges, and tables let you track any App-V dataset in near-real time, so you can easily stay on top of the usage, health, and compliance of all your virtualized applications.


Benefits of the dashboard include:

  • Actionable information out of the box. The dashboard comes with a wide range of valuable, built-in reports like top 5 applications used, top 5 users, applications never used, application usage for a specific user, system utilization, and many more.
  • Near-real-time access to key information. The graphical dashboard lets customers view any App-V dataset in near-real time.
  • Easy to build and configure. The dashboard’s wizard-based tools let customers easily create new dashboards in minutes.
  • Easy to customize. The dashboard can easily be customized to meet the needs of different departments and other groups. Any data set in the Microsoft Application Virtualization database can be presented on the dashboard, in chart, gauge, and table formats.
  • Flexible & interactive. Users can easily filter data and create ad hoc, custom views. Filters allow users to quickly drill down from high-level to more specific data

Contents of download package:

The download is available as a single zip file, packaged as follows:





Application Virtualization Dashboard User Guide.docx

Application Virtualization Dashboard Release Notes.rtf (this document)

Pre Release License Terms for Application Virtualization Dashboard v.1.rtf



The following table lists software requirements for the App-V Dashboard:

Table 1. App-V Dashboard Software Requirements

Infrastructure Resource
Operating System
  • See requirements for Microsoft Application Virtualization
  • Application Virtualization v4.5 or v4.6
  • Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 SP2

Note Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 is supported as an alternative to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.  Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 is not supported.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.0 or Internet Explorer 8.0.

Installation instructions

Install the App-V Dashboard on servers that run Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2. Remember that you need to have administrative privileges on the servers on which the application will be installed.

Note   The setup wizard automatically detects whether you are installing the App-V Dashboard in a single-server environment or a multiple-server environment, and installs the Dashboard appropriately.

To install the App-V Dashboard

  1. Download the .zip file App-VDashboard.zip to your computer.
  2. Copy the App-VDashboard_x86.msi or App-VDashboard_x64.msi (whichever one is appropriate for your system) file from the location you specified during the download to a Windows SharePoint Services server that has Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Central Administration installed.
  3. To begin the installation process, verify the logged on user who is running the installation has the following permissions:
  4. Member of the Domain Administrators Group
  5. SQL DBO on the SQL Server Database Server because you will create a new Session Database
  6. SharePoint Farm Administrator

Note Use the same user you logged on for the Site Owner Login.

  1. Run the .msi file.
  2. On the Start menu of the Windows SharePoint Services server, point to Programs, point to Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  3. When prompted, click Continue.
  4. At the command prompt, change the current directory to the location of the msi file you want to install, and then type the following command:

Msiexec /I App-VDashboard_x86.msi /L*V setup.log


Msiexec /I App-VDashboard_x64.msi /L*V setup.log

Note If you are upgrading from the Beta release of the dashboard to RTM release of the dashboard, type the following command:

msiexec /i AppVDashboard_x86.msi reinstall=all reinstallmode=vomus


msiexec /i AppVDashboard_x64.msi reinstall=all reinstallmode=vomus

  1. Follow the steps in the setup wizard, which will prompt for the following information:

Table 2. Information Needed by the Setup Wizard

User Input Parameter Description Format
Connect to Application Virtualization as Application Pool Identity Domain user account to be used for the following:

  • Application pool identity to use with Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • User credentials to use with the Application Virtualization site database.
Password Password that corresponds to the App-V Dashboard user name.
Application Virtualization Database Server Name Server that runs the Application Virtualization site database. Server name\InstanceName

If the site database is attached to the default instance of SQL Server, specify only the Server Name for this property

Application Virtualization Database Name Name of the Application Virtualization site database Database Name
Site Owner Login User account for the SharePoint site owner Domain\UserName

Note Use the same user you logged on for the Site Owner Login.

Site Owner E-mail Address E-mail address for the SharePoint site owner email@contoso.com
SharePoint Database Server Name Server that runs the SharePoint databases. Server name\Instance Name

If the database is attached to the default instance of SQL Server, specify only the Server Name for this property

Session Database Name Name of the SharePoint content database Database Name
App-V Dashboard URL The URL for the default Dashboard page that the installation wizard will create.

To make the Web parts and templates provided by the Dashboard available to all Web sites in a SharePoint installation, use port 80 (the default SharePoint port) in the default URL.

Do not use localhost for the server name. Instead use the actual name of the server IP address. If you use localhost, users may not be able to access the Dashboard from other computers by browsing to http://<ServerName>:<PortNumber>. Instead they will have to use http://<ServerName>:<PortNumber>/Default.aspx.

http://<server name>:<port number>

Example: http://servername:12345

  1. When you receive a message that indicates the installation process is complete, click Finish.

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The App-V Dashboard is globalized but not localized to non-English language.  Currently it is only supported for US-English Language only.

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