Install the App-V Sequencer

Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Use the App-V Sequencer to convert Win32 applications into virtual packages for deployment to user devices. Those devices must be running the App-V client to allow users to interact with virtual applications.

The App-V Sequencer is included in the Windows client Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK).


The computer that will run the sequencer must not have the App-V client enabled. As a best practice, choose a computer with the same hardware and software configurations as the computers that will run the virtual applications. The sequencing process is resource-intensive, so make sure the computer that will run the Sequencer has plenty of memory, a fast processor, and a fast hard drive.

How to install the App-V Sequencer

  1. Go to Download the Windows ADK.

  2. Select the Get Windows ADK for Windows 10 button on the page to start the ADK installer. Make sure that Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer is selected during the installation.

    Selecting APP-V features in ADK.

  3. To open the Sequencer, go to the Start menu and select Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer.

See Creating and managing virtual applications and the Application Virtualization Sequencing Guide for information about creating virtual applications with the Sequencer.

Command-line options for installing the sequencer

You can also use the command line to install the App-V sequencer. The following list displays information about options for installing the sequencer using the command line and appv_sequencer_setup.exe:

Command Description
/INSTALLDIR Specifies the installation directory.
/Log Specifies where the installation log will be saved. The default location is %Temp%. For example, C:\Logs\log.log.
/q Specifies a quiet or silent installation.
/Uninstall Specifies the removal of the sequencer.
/ACCEPTEULA Accepts the license agreement. This is required for an unattended installation. For example, /ACCEPTEULA or /ACCEPTEULA=1.
/LAYOUT Specifies the associated layout action. It also extracts the Windows Installer (.msi) and script files to a folder without installing App-V. No value is expected.
/LAYOUTDIR Specifies the layout directory. Requires a string value. For example, /LAYOUTDIR=”C:\Application Virtualization Client”.
/? or /h or /help Displays associated help.

To troubleshoot the App-V sequencer installation

For more information regarding the sequencer installation, you can view the error log in the %temp% folder. To review the log files, click Start, type %temp%, and then look for the appv_ log.