Run Server website on other site than default RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to run the App-V Management Server on another website in IIS than the default website?
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:15 PM


  • Actually, the App-V Management Server service is not IIS realted at all.

    There are two functions that are realted to IIS

    1. IIS Management (Web) Service: This is an ASP based web service that acts as the communication hub between the Management Console, the Database and the AD. This IIS/ASP function is not directly linked to the Default Web Site on IIS.

    2. Delivery of OSDs and Icons to the clients: If you deliver OSD and ICON files for each application by http(s), then this is the function to talk about. You can determine if you really use it if you look into the "Applications" records on your Server Management Console. If the Icon Path or OSD Path values point to a web server, you are using IIS.
    That ICO/OSD delivery can be located on another then the Default Web Site, but then you'd either have to give that WebSite another Port number (that you'd had to tell the client). I think there is another method to distinguish what WebSite should be used depending on HTTP headers, but I don't know how that works.

    The question is: Why would you want to do this? If there is another web application running on that IIS, it is probably not the best design decision - because you don't want (performance) side effects of that other application with you ICO/OSD delivery or your App-V Management (web) service.

    So, after all that speaks: Yes, you can have the App-V realted functions on IIS have located in another than the Default WebSite but there are a very few reasons to do it.

    Sidente: Also the functionality of the "Publishing Server" (=delivery of the APPLIST) can be relocated, but this function usually is done by the App-V Management Server service (RTSP) anyway.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 7:27 AM