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

Manages App-V users and virtual applications.

The Microsoft App-V Client service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:Microsoft App-V Client
Service name:AppVClient
Service type:own
Error control:normal
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.


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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft App-V Client

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Microsoft App-V Client depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc stop AppVClient
sc config AppVClient start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AppVClient service is using the AppVClient.exe file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.