ArcReader 10.2 sequenced

imageArcReader is a great viewing tool used through many organizations. I wouldn’t necessary force it to be virtualized primarily for one reason;

It is delivered by ESRI (the company making the software) as an MSI. It does contain quite a few CustomActions, however on a personal level I would consider this a low risk endeavour to deploy using traditional deployment methods.


Obtain the install files from ESRI. You would need to register, however downloading can be directly from their website.

System requirements are documented in a PDF and there shouldn’t be anything out of the extraordinary if deploying onto a Windows 7 machine. The target environment this post will focus on is Windows 7 x64, and therefore it will be sequenced on Windows 7 x64.

Once downloaded extract all the files (default location is your documents folder);


PVAD will be set to c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\arcreader10.2


You can choose to install the application with the default options, there isn’t anything in particular that requires altering due to the sequencing process. Recommended is to disable the customer experience improvement program participation.

Post sequencing

It seems that the icon for the ArcReader was detected to be a generic one, there a manual update was required.

For some reason, the first icon was selected.



  1. Wayne Shepherd said:

    I am trying to sequence ArcGIS 10.2.2 with appv v4.5 sp2. When I get to the screen that I need to register it with the reference it is failing to register.

    Can this be sequenced if you don’t have concurrent licences but PC licence’s?

    April 14, 2015
    • nickekallen said:

      You would need to verify this with ESRI.

      In my experience is that repackaging software that ties to a specific computer is troublesome

      April 15, 2015
  2. Tim said:

    If I sequence the AppV Package and publish the ArcReader.exe, the FileHandler always opens… And If I deselect the FileHandler from the AppV-Package the Application cannot start. Do you have an idea why this happens?

    November 23, 2016

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