Software Deployment Question

Why can i install APP-V package 5.1 without client ?

03/24/2020 830 views


I have a question, we are migrating App V client from 4.6 to 5.1 on Windows 7 only.

So we made some tests before to go :

- install both version and try each version (migration mode = 1)

- then uninstall old version and let the update

No management server, install with .msi package standalone made with APP V Sequencer 5.1.

But after testing, i was surprised because i can install the msi without appv client 5.1 or appv client anymore, and the package works perfectly.

I made search but the only things i find is that i need a client, but why this is working ?

Does anyone have the answer ? Maybe registry key still there ?

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Anyone else has a clude to resolve this mistery ?

I really made this package by using Microsoft App V Sequencer 5.1. If i made a mistake during the sequence, i have to correct it but i have no idea what it could be. I have a folder with :

- *.appv

- *.msi

- *_DeploymentConfig.xml

- *_UserConfig.xml

I use the msi in Windows 7 and no error appears, install is correct and functional.

On an other hand, Is there a way to uninstall appv client 4.6 and all package in without having to check what package is installed ?

If i uninstall app-v client 4.6, the app-v 4.6 packages still there and cannot be uninstalled. I have to reinstall client in order to uninstall package, it's not really simple.

EDIT 27/03 :

I found registry key :


And after checking again, client was really installed on computer : version

When i deleted it, I can't install package, it's working.

Sorry for the inconvenient and thanks for trying to help :)

Answered 03/26/2020 by: JohnIT
Senior White Belt

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Did you test this after a reboot? The App-V service could have been mark for deletion on reboot - hence working pre-reboot?

Answered 03/24/2020 by: rileyz
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After reboot, same result, i can install the msi from appv 5 package and use it without error.
No trace from AppV Service.

Answered 03/25/2020 by: JohnIT
Senior White Belt

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