Build 14316 & AppV Client
As you all know that Microsoft stated that they are including AppV Client into the core OS & they are making this in Redstone 1[An update to Windows 10] which will be made available this summer.
So, Microsoft recently released a Build 14316[Windows Insider Program] where we see that AppV Client & UEV Client is already part of it. I recently wrote about that HERE in which I’ve stated that I do not see an option to turn on AppV Client which is disabled by default. So I turned on AppV Client service & published an application.
This is to let you all about the PoSH command available by which we can turn on/off AppV Client. You first have to change the execution policy, import AppV Client & then use Enable-AppV which will automatically start the AppV Client service.
If you wish to disable AppV Client then use Disable-AppV. Please note that these commands will not work if you start/stop AppV Client Service manually.
Even after enabling AppV Client using Enable-AppV, I am still not able to run standalone msi which we have got as out from sequencer. The error says that Application Virtualization Client version 5.0 or above needs to be installed to install this product.
I’ve tried to Install AppV 5.1 Client & Sequencer on the VM that I’ve created using Build 14316. I’ve got the window below when I executed AppV Client Setup.
As a test I gave a try with the older version of AppV 5[5.0 sp2] & the behaviour is same. There seems to be a logic to restrict Installation of AppV 5 Client. I’ve mentioned this in specific to AppV 5 because I was able to Install AppV 4.6 Client Successfully.
Today I’ve built a VM with Build 14316[Windows 10 Insider Preview Program] & I see that Microsoft made AppV Client part of OS. Have seen if there is anything available to turn the feature on. But, I didn’t find any.
I see that the AppV Client Service is disabled. What I did is just enabled the service & published a package using PoSH which seems working. I did try to install the standalone msi & have got an error as below,
Seems that there is something which Microsoft has not included in this build because in the previous build I just found AppV Logs & in this they included AppV Client [Services, Files & so]. Assume that they are doing it in a step by step manner. Let’s see what we get in the next version.