This topic provides an example of how to set up a Hyper-V virtual machine (along with the machine on which AppDNA runs) for use with Install Capture when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. This example shows one possible approach and is not meant to suggest that this is the only method. For the generic setup requirements, see Set up a virtual machine.
The user account must be part of the Administrators or Hyper-V Administrators group on the Hyper-V machine. Alternatively, the user account can be granted explicit Hyper-V permissions to control virtual machines, as described in this MSDN article.
In order for the virtual machine to access the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, this example configures the virtual machine for automatic log on with the same domain user account that you use to log on to Windows on the AppDNA machine. (This is called your domain user account below.)
This section provides instructions for using Hyper-V Manager to open the virtual machine in a console so that you can set up the virtual machine.
You are now ready to perform the virtual machine setup tasks that are described below.
In order to use a Hyper-V Windows XP virtual machine for Install Capture, it must have the Hyper-V Integration Services installed on it. If you do not have access to Hyper-V Manager, ask your Hyper-V administrator to perform this step for you.
In order to use the Hyper-V virtual machine for Install Capture, it must be configured to allow remote desktop connections. If you do not have access to Hyper-V Manager, ask your Hyper-V administrator to perform this step for you.
Communication between the Hyper-V host and the VM requires that DCOM is enabled on the VM. To enable DCOM, see Enable or Disable DCOM. Also verify that port 135 is open for DCOM.
These instructions describe how to create a folder on the AppDNA machine and share it so that the virtual machine can read and write to it.
This is an optional step that speeds up Install Capture. If you choose not to perform this step, you will need to log on to the virtual machine manually with your domain user account every time the virtual machine starts up.
Carry out the following steps on both the AppDNA machine and the virtual machine.
You must configure the anti-virus software on the AppDNA machine to disable on-access scanning of the Install Capture output and input folders. For example, for Norton Anti-Virus, you disable the auto-protect option for the AppDNA output and input folders.
You now need to check that the virtual machine can access the shared folder that you created earlier on the AppDNA machine.
\\<AppDNA machine name>\AppDNAOutput
Where <AppDNA machine name> is the name of the AppDNA machine.
If this opens the shared folder on the AppDNA machine, it verifies that the virtual machine can access it. For troubleshooting tips, see Troubleshooting Access to a Shared Folder from the Virtual Machine.
To do this, you need the installer (called Citrix AppDNA VM Configuration.msi). This comes with AppDNA. It is copied into a Tools subfolder of the AppDNA installation folder when you install AppDNA. The default location is C:\Program Files\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools (C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Tools on a 64-bit machine).
If you are using Windows 8 Hyper-V Client, you must run AppDNA to run as an administrator when interacting with the virtual machine – for example, when using the Virtual Machine Configuration wizard or running Install Capture.
You can configure AppDNA so that it is always run as an administrator as follows:
|Machine type||Default location|
|64-bit||C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Client|
You are now ready to use the AppDNA Virtual Machine Configuration wizard to set up a virtual machine configuration for use with Install Capture. See Configure a Hyper-V VM for step-by-step instructions.