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
Windows 10 Home 1709N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1709Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1709Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1803N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1803Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1803Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1809N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1809Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1809Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1809Disabled
Windows 10 Home 1903N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1903Disabled
Windows 10 Education 1903Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 1903Disabled
Windows 10 Home 2004N/A
Windows 10 Pro 2004Disabled
Windows 10 Education 2004Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 2004Disabled
Windows 10 Home 20H2N/A
Windows 10 Pro 20H2Disabled
Windows 10 Education 20H2Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2Disabled
Windows 10 Home 21H1N/A
Windows 10 Pro 21H1Disabled
Windows 10 Education 21H1Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 21H1Disabled
Windows 10 Home 21H2N/A
Windows 10 Pro 21H2Disabled
Windows 10 Education 21H2Disabled
Windows 10 Enterprise 21H2Disabled
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.