App-V Management Service (AppVirtServer) fails to start at Reboot.

When the SQL Server is on the same machine as the App-V Management Server (formerly known as the VAS Server), the App-V Management Server Service doesn’t start after a reboot.

Solve this by adding the MSSQLSERVER as dependency to App-V service in the registry. (Use MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS when using SQL Server Express edition). Name the new string DependOnService and value MSSQLSERVER or MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS  in the hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AppVirtServer:

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To finalize, add a DWORD named DelayedAutostart with value 1 in the same hive:

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Reboot the server, the Application Virtualization Management Server service should start (with a slight delay).

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