Microsoft App-V Client (AppVClient) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Manages App-V users and virtual applications.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1507N/A
Windows 10 Education 1507N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507N/A
Windows 10 Home 1511N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1511N/A
Windows 10 Education 1511N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511N/A
Windows 10 Home 1607N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1703N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1703Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1703Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Disabled
Display name:Microsoft App-V Client
Service name:AppVClient
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\AppVClient.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppVClient

Default Behavior

Microsoft App-V Client is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is disabled. When the Microsoft App-V Client service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of AppVClient.exe. If Microsoft App-V Client fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the AppVClient service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Microsoft App-V Client cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft App-V Client

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_AppVClient_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The AppVClient service is using the AppVClient.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.