App-V v5 Sequencer crash, an unorthodox approach

On a recent site, there were many issues sequencing an application. The App-V v5 sequencer kept crashing. (might be due to it needing , or requesting a reboot)
Tried sequencing the outsourced MSI, the tidied MSI, and the original EXE file. (yep, 3 sources) all ways the same result.
Sequencer always crashed.
We tried quite a few approaches to this, different approaches to the reboot, running the app, not running the apps.
Walking home I had an idea..

Sequence this in app-v 4.6 then convert to app-v v5. It nearly worked, I only had a Win7 x86 App-v 4.6 machine.
It worked better, but didn't quite work fully (we are currently doing Win 8.1 x64).

Final plan
Seq on Win8.1 x64, with App-V 4.6
Convert 4.6 sft to .appv

Successful conversion, we have an app-V v5 app!!...

 I have had to do this a few times, probably 4 or 5 times, not a huge amount, but I have definitely done it. It might be useful idea to keep tucked away in your tool box of fall back plans.


  • may be you should restart your system and try it again. - jonsnow 6 years ago
This post is locked
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ