Create and apply an App-V project template to a sequenced App-V package

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1607

You can use an App-V Project Template (.appvt) file to save commonly applied settings associated with an existing virtual application package. You can then apply these settings whenever you create new virtual application packages in your environment, streamlining the package creation process. App-V Project Templates differ from App-V Package Accelerators because App-V Package Accelerators are application-specific, while App-V Project Templates can be applied to multiple applications. To learn more about package accelerators, see How to create a package accelerator.


In Windows 10, version 1703, running the New-AppvSequencerPackage or the Update-AppvSequencerPackage cmdlets will automatically capture and store your customizations as an App-V Project Template. If you want to make changes to this package later, you can automatically load your customizations from this template file. If you have an auto-saved template and you attempt to load another template through the TemplateFilePath parameter, the customization value from the parameter will override the auto-saved template.

Create a project template

You must first create and save a project template, including a virtual app package with settings to be used by the template.

  1. On the device running the App-V Sequencer, select Start, select All Programs, select Microsoft Application Virtualization, and then select Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer.


    If the virtual app package is currently open in the App-V Sequencer console, skip to Step 3 of this procedure.

  2. On the File menu, select Open, select Edit Package, browse for the virtual app package that includes the settings you want to save with the App-V Project Template, and then select Edit to change any of the settings or info included in the file.

  3. On the File menu, select Save As Template, review the settings associated with the new template, select OK, name your new template, and then select Save.

    The new App-V Project Template is saved in the folder you specified.

Apply a project template

After creating the template, you can apply it to all of your new virtual app packages, automatically including all of the settings.


Virtual app packages don't support using both a project template and a package accelerator at the same time.

  1. On the device running the App-V Sequencer, select Start > All Programs > Microsoft Application Virtualization > Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer.

  2. On the File menu, select New From Template, browse to your newly created project template and select Open.

  3. Create your new virtual app package. The settings saved with your template are automatically applied.