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How to Install the Sequencer

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP1, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP2, Application Virtualization 5.0 SP3

Use the following procedure to install the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 sequencer. The computer that will run the sequencer must not be running any version of the App-V 5.0 client.

Upgrading a previous installation of the App-V sequencer is not supported.

For a full list of the sequencer requirements see sequencer sections of App-V 5.0 Prerequisites and App-V 5.0 Supported Configurations.

You can also use the command line to install the App-V 5.0 sequencer. The following list displays information about options for installing the sequencer using the command line and appv_sequencer_setup.exe:


Command Description


Specifies the installation directory.


Enables participation in the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.


Specifies where the installation log will be saved, the default location is %Temp%. For example, C:\ Logs \ log.log.


Specifies a quiet or silent installation.


Specifies the removal of the sequencer.


Accepts the license agreement. This is required for an unattended installation. Example usage: /ACCEPTEULA or /ACCEPTEULA=1.


Specifies the associated layout action. It also extracts the Windows Installer (.msi) and script files to a folder without installing App-V 5.0. No value is expected.


Specifies the layout directory. Requires a string value. Example usage: /LAYOUTDIR=”C:\Application Virtualization Client”.

/? Or /h or /help

Displays associated help.

To install the App-V 5.0 sequencer

  1. Copy the App-V 5.0 sequencer installation files to the computer on which it will be installed. Double-click appv_sequencer_setup.exe and then click Install.

  2. On the Software License Terms page, you should review the license terms. To accept the license terms select I accept the license terms. Click Next.

  3. On the Use Microsoft Update to help keep your computer secure and up-to-date page, to enable Microsoft updates select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates (recommended). To disable Microsoft updates from running select I don’t want to use Microsoft Update. Click Next.

  4. On the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, to participate in the program select Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program. This will allow information to be collected about how you are using App-V 5.0. If you don’t want to participate in the program select I don’t want to join the program at this time. Click Install.

  5. To open the sequencer, click Start and then click Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer.

To troubleshoot the App-V 5.0 sequencer installation

  1. 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.

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See Also

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Planning to Deploy App-V

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