Windows 10 Services

Microsoft App-V Client - Windows 10 Service

Manages App-V users and virtual applications.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft App-V Client
Service name:AppVClient
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft App-V Client service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of AppVClient.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Microsoft App-V Client fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AppVClient service has failed to start.


Microsoft App-V Client is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft App-V Client

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftAppVClientWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the AppVClient.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.