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Get-AppvClientPackage [[-Name] <String>] [[-Version] <String>] [-All] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-AppvClientPackage [-PackageId*] <Guid> [[-VersionId] <Guid>] [-All] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-AppvClientPackage cmdlet returns a set of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Client Packages based on the criteria provided.


-All [<SwitchParameter>]

Indicates that the cmdlet uses the set of all packages added to the computers as the searchable set. If not provided, the cmdlet only uses packages that are entitled to the current user.

-Name [<String>]

Specifies the friendly name of the package given during Sequencing time. This value is obtained from the package manifest.

-PackageId <Guid>

  • This value is required

Specifies the GUID that uniquely identifies the package. It can be found in the package manifest or by opening the package in the App-V Sequencer. The package ID is shared by all versions of a package.

-Version [<String>]

Specifies the version of an App-V package in one specific lineage. If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet operates on available versions of the package on the target computer.

-VersionId [<Guid>]

Specifies the GUID that differentiates a package version from other versions, whether older, newer, or of a different lineage. If you do specify this parameter, the cmdlet operates on all versions of a package.


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

  1. Get packages that have names that match a string:
    PS C:\>  Get-AppvClientPackage -Name "MyApp*" -All

    This command gets the set of packages that have names that start with the string MyApp.

  2. Get a specific version of a package by name:
    PS C:\>  Get-AppvClientPackage -Name "MyApp" -Version 4

    This command gets the version 4 of the package named MyApp.

  3. Get a package by using its package ID:
    PS C:\>  Get-AppvClientPackage -PackageID 793afd37-bd68-4ea1-859a-669f6afd0aa8

    This command gets the package with the package ID of 793afd37-bd68-4ea1-859a-669f6afd0aa8.

Additional Notes
 If you do not specify any parameters, the cmdlet returns a set of all packages on the computer.
 The cmdlet checks that you have permissions to perform the specific action. If not, the cmdlet returns the 
 following error: The action could not be performed due to current App-V permissions. Please modify the 
 permissions and try the operation again.
 If the cmdlet cannot find the package, the cmdlet returns the following error: The specified package(s) could 
 not be found. An error code is returned.

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