powershell_appv_logoIf the ability to manage Microsoft App-V 5.0 .APPV package files via PowerShell is something you’re after, then these PowerShell CmdLets are just what you’re looking for. The Virtual Engine App-V 5.0 .APPV PowerShell CmdLets will let you extract, query and report on the contents of an App-V 5.0 .APPV package file. Manually renaming the .APPV file to a .ZIP file, extracting and then manipulating them are a thing of the past!

You can download the installer below and get started. You can find the installation instructions here.

NOTE: PowerShell 3.0 and .Net Framework 4.5 are required.

Documentation

Documentation and usage information can be found on the following pages.

Command Description
Get-AppV5File Retrieve any XML file within an .APPV file package as a XmlDocument object
Get-AppV5FilePackage Retrieve details about the .APPV file package as a PowerShell object, including files and uncompressed size infomation
Get-AppV5FileReport Retrieve a summary or detailed HTML report about the .APPV file package contents
Get-AppV5FileXml Retrieve the specified XML file from within an .APPV file package as a XmlDocument, e.g. AppxManifest.xml
Get-AppV5FileXmlPackage Retrieve details of the AppxManifest, AppxBlockMap, FileSystemMetadata, PackageHistory and StreamMap XML files within an .APPV file package as a single XmlDocument object
Save-AppV5File Extract and save any file within an .APPV file package
Save-AppV5FileReport Save a summary or detailed HTML report about the .APPV file package contents
Save-AppV5FileXml Extract and Save the specified XML file from within an .APPV file package
Save-AppV5FileXmlPackage Save the details of the AppxManifest, AppxBlockMap, FileSystemMetadata, PackageHistory and StreamMap XML files within an .APPV file package as a single Xml file

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