The topics in this section include procedures to install either the Application Virtualization (App-V) Desktop Client or the App-V Client for Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) by using either setup.exe or setup.msi. Administrative rights are required to run either setup program.
You can use optional command-line parameters to apply specific configuration settings to the App-V client during the installation. For more information about using parameters, see Application Virtualization Client Installer Command-Line Parameters. If you have applied registry settings to a computer before deploying a client—for example, by using Group Policy—these settings are retained and any additional command line parameters are applied. Command line parameter values will replace any existing value for the same setting.
When you install the App-V client to use with a read-only cache, for example with a VDI server implementation, you must set the AUTOLOADTARGET parameter to NONE to prevent the client from trying to update applications when the cache is read-only.
For more information about setting these parameter values after installation, see How to Configure the App-V Client Registry Settings by Using the Command Line (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169355) in the Application Virtualization (App-V) Operations Guide.
If a configuration setting on the user’s computer depends on the client installation path, note that the Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 client copies its installation files to a different folder than previous versions did. By default, a new installation of the App-V 4.5 client will copy its installation files to the \Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client folder. If an earlier version of the client is already installed, running the App-V 4.5 client installer will perform an upgrade of the existing client using the existing installation folder.
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For App-V version 4.6 and later, when the App-V client is installed, SFTLDR.DLL is copied to the Windows\system32 directory. If the App-V client is installed on a 64-bit system, SFTLDR_WOW64.DLL is copied to the Windows\SysWOW64 directory.
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The following topics describe how to install either the Application Virtualization (App-V) Desktop Client or the App-V Client for Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) by using either setup.exe or setup.msi.
How to Install the App-V Client by Using Setup.exe
Provides a step-by-step procedure for installing the App-V client by using the setup.exe program.
How to Install the App-V Client by Using Setup.msi
Provides step-by-step procedures for installing any prerequisite software and also the App-V client by using the setup.msi program.