Installing AppSense/Ivanti DesktopNow 10.1 on Windows Server 2016

Last Updated: 15/08/2016

NOTE: Port 80/8080 has been selected as different ports for the host headers, this is optional and the default port of 7751/7771 can be used.

See powershell script for installing (Step 1 to Step 15 )-Ivanti DesktopNow 10.x – Powershell Script silent Install

Installing First Server

Step 1: Download latest software from support.appsense.com. At time of writing it is 10.1 called (DesktopNow11Janurary2017.zip). Extract the zip file onto the Server.

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Step 2: Launch Setup.exe in the Extracted folder structure.

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Step 3: Click next at the Welcome screen

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Step 4: Tick i accept the terms in the license Agreement

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Step 5: At installation type, choose Advanced. Click next

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Step 6: Leave as default, or Select All if not listed and click next

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Step 7: Click next at Summary Screen after confirming details

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Step 8: Select No, I use a remote SQL instance. Click next

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Step 9: At Prerequisites , choose Install All

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Step 10: Prerequisites will be installed and will take a few minutes to complete and will automatically move to the next screen

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Step 11: Leave installation directory as default, click Install

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Step 12: Installation will commence and take around 5 minutes to complete

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Step 13: After product installation has complete ,the server prerequisites need to be installed. Click Install All

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Step 14: Server Prerequisites will be installed and will take a few minutes to complete and will automatically move to the next screen

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Step 15: Installation complete will be shown after successful installation. Click Finish

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Step 16: Launch AppSense Server configuration Portal shortcut on the Desktop

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Step 16: Enter the Domain\Username & Password of the user currently log in that has performed the installation. Click Submitappsense21

Step 17: Select the Unconfigured Server Instance under Management

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Step 18: Click Create New beside Database connection

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Step 19: Enter the following information, Click Create

  • Friendly name: LAB-SQL
  • Server Name: LAB-SQL
  • Configuration Account: LAB\svc-appsensedb  Authentication: Windows
  • SQL Database Name: APSMGT
  • Service Account: LAB\svc-appsense  Authentication: Windows

 

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Step 20: Creating database connection will appear.please Wait

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Step 21: Creating Database Connection Complete will show when complete. Click Finish

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Step 22: Enter Host Header : Lab-aps1.lab.local. Click Create Instance

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Step 23: Creating server instance will appear.please Wait

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Step 24: Configuring Server Instance complete will show when complete. Click Finish

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Step 25: Confirm no variances detected

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Step 26: Click DesktopNow and Unconfigured Server instance will now show as 0 and Green. Then Click Unconfigured Server instance under Personalizaion

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Step 27: Click Create New beside Database connection

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Step 28: Enter the following information, Click Create

  • Friendly name: LAB-SQL PERS
  • Server Name: LAB-SQL
  • Configuration Account: LAB\svc-appsensedb  Authentication: Windows
  • SQL Database Name: APSMGT
  • Service Account: LAB\svc-appsense  Authentication: Windows

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Step 29: Creating database connection will appear.please Wait

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Step 30: Creating Database Connection Complete will show when complete. Click Finish

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Step 31: Enter Host Header : Lab-aps1.lab.local. Click Create Instance

NOTE: If load Balancing Appsense, please do not complete this step Load Balancing AppSense Management and Personalization Servers 10.1 using Netscaler 11.x

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Step 32: Creating server instance will appear.please Wait

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Step 33: Configuring Server Instance complete will show when complete. Click Finish

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Step 34: Confirm no variances detected

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Step 35: Click DesktopNow and Unconfigured Server instance will now show as 0 and Green under Personalization

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Step 36: Click Start – AppSense – AppSense Management Console

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Step 37: AppSense Management Centre splashscreen will appear.

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Step 38: AppSense management console will appear with Connect to Management Server credential window. Click Ok (leaving Current User as default)

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Step 39: Confirm Management Console connects and menus are accessible. Then Select Launch Console under Environment Menu

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Step 40: AppSense Environment Manager splashscreen will appear.

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Step 41: The environment management console will appear, click User Personalization

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Step 42: Click Connect

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Step 43: Click Connect again

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Step 44: Confirm the Personalization Loads, verifying Server Version/DB Groups etc.

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AppSense has now been installed and is ready to configure.

Adding Additional Servers

Step 1: After repeating Step 1 -15 on Installing First Server, click AppSense Server Configuration Portal icon on Desktop.

Step 2: Click Unconfigured Server Instance under management

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Step 3: Click Create New beside Database connection

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Step 4: Enter the following information, Click Create

  • Friendly name: LAB-SQL
  • Server Name: LAB-SQL
  • Configuration Account: LAB\svc-appsensedb  Authentication: Windows
  • SQL Database Name: APSMGT
  • Service Account: LAB\svc-appsense  Authentication: Windows

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Step 5: Creating database connection will appear.please Wait

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Step 6: Creating Database Connection Complete will show when complete. Click Finishappsense27

Step 7: Enter Host Header : Lab-aps2.lab.local. Click Create Instance

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Step 8: Creating server instance will appear.please Wait

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Step 9: Configuring Server Instance complete will show when complete. Click Finish

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Step 10: Click DesktopNow and Unconfigured Server instance will now show as 0 and Green. Then Click Unconfigured Server instance under Personalizaion

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Step 11: Click Create New beside Database connectionAPS-2nd-7

Step 12:Enter the following information, Click Create

  • Friendly name: LAB-SQL PERS
  • Server Name: LAB-SQL
  • Configuration Account: LAB\svc-appsensedb  Authentication: Windows
  • SQL Database Name: APSMGT
  • Service Account: LAB\svc-appsense  Authentication: Windows

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Step 13: Creating database connection will appear.please Wait

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Step 14: Creating Database Connection Complete will show when complete. Click Finishappsense27

Step 15: Enter Host Header : Lab-aps2.lab.local. Click Create Instance

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Step 16: Creating server instance will appear.please Waitappsense29

Step 17: Configuring Server Instance complete will show when complete. Click Finishappsense30

 

Step 18: Confirm Server = 2 for Management/Personalization and No Unconfigured Server Instances.

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Step 19: Select LAB-APS1 and Expand Default\Encryption. Click Store

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Step 20: Select Store and password to allow transfer to LAB-APS2

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Step 21: Select LAB-APS2 and Expand Default\Encryption. Click Retrieve

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Step 22: Enter password entered in Step 20. Click OK

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Step 23: Confirm encryption key status is Valid

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