A UWP class library containing the client-side FactoryOrchestrator classes, required to interact with Factory Orchestrator Service from a UWP app. See for more information. Requires privateNetworkClientServer capability (and local loopback if connecting to localhost).

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Install-Package Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.UWPClient -Version 10.3.3


Factory Orchestrator

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Built to allow device manufacturers and developers to focus more on their validation and calibration software, and less on how to run, audit, and manage the lifecycle of their programs, Factory Orchestrator is a .NET Core cross-platform system service for organizing, executing, and logging a set of executable scripts, binaries, or "Tasks" on a system. Factory Orchestrator tracks task information, including run unique per-run results and logging; even persisting task state to allow the service to be resilient to data loss due to system failure. Factory Orchestrator also provides an optional client app for Windows and a robust client API surface for clients to monitor & interact with the service via the App or C# .NET, C# UWP, or PowerShell code. The app and any other client can communicate with any Factory Orchestrator service running on the same system and/or over a network to a remote device under test (DUT)!

Learn much more about this tool and how to use it by reading the documentation on

Factory Orchestrator consists of the following projects and binary releases:

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Core A .NET Standard library containing the core FactoryOrchestrator classes. Required in all projects. This is available as "Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Core" on NuGet.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Client .NET Standard library containing the client-side FactoryOrchestrator classes, required to interact with Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service. Also contains optional helper classes. This is available as "Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Client" on NuGet.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.UWPClient UWP library containing the client-side FactoryOrchestrator classes, required to interact with Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service from a Universal Windows Platform app. This is available as "Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.UWPClient" on NuGet.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.PowerShell PowerShell module containing a synchronous client-side FactoryOrchestrator class and Cmdlet wrapper classes, designed to be used WITH PowerShell 6+. This is available as "Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Client" on PowerShell Gallery.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Server A .NET Standard library containing the server-side FactoryOrchestrator classes. Required on all FactoryOrchestrator server projects. "Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Server" on NuGet.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service .NET Core Executable project for Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service.exe, the FactoryOrchestrator server implementation. Requires administrator access to run. This is available on the GitHub Releases page as a .zip.

  • Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.App C# UWP app project for Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.App.exe, the UWP provides a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to manually interact with Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service. This is available on the GitHub Releases page as a .msixbundle.

Factory Orchestrator 💚 OSS.

OSS Projects currently forked in source:

  • IpcServiceFramework

    FactoryOrchestrator forks the source of IpcServiceFramework. The fork is equivalent the latest IpcServiceFramework source as of December 2020, with only a project file change to set DisableDynamicCodeGeneration to true so it can be used in .NET Native applications.

  • Pe-Utility

    FactoryOrchestrator minimally forks a portion of the source of Pe-Utility, to build it as a .NET Standard library and reduce the code complexity for FactoryOrchestrator's use case.

Factory Orchestrator src directory structure:

    |   App
    |   ClientLibrary
    |   ClientSample
    |   CoreLibrary
    |   PowerShellLibrary
    |   ServerLibrary
    |   Service
    |   Tests
    └   UWPClientLibrary

Prerequisites to build source code

Install dependencies

Building Factory Orchestrator source requires the NET 5.0 SDK, the NET Core 3.1 runtime., and PowerShell 7+ (or Windows PowerShell). If you wish to build the app as well, you also need the Universal Windows Platform Development (10.0.19041.0) SDK.

The easiest way to prepare to build the solutions is using any variation of Visual Studio 2019+ (Enterprise, Community). In the installer, make sure you click the checkboxes for .NET Core cross-platform Development, and Universal Windows Platform Development (10.0.19041.0).

You can also use Visual Studio Code, or any whatever editor you prefer. Visual Studio provides a sleek command-line installer that can be used to just deploy the necessary dependencies using their workload component id.

Enable developer mode on Windows

Other notes

  • There are two Visual Studio .sln files in the src/ folder. Use src/FactoryOrchestratorNoApp.sln if you do not need to build the Windows app or are building on Linux.
  • You may see IntelliSense errors before building Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Core, as that project creates Autogenerated C# files used in other projects.


The service will not run properly unless it is run as administrator/sudo. Set "DisableContainerSupport" to "true" on Windows if you see a frequent FactoryOrchestratorContainerException.

If you need to debug the app, run Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.App (Universal Windows) and Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Service in separate Visual Studio 2019+ instances. This will allow the app and the service to communicate with each other.


Factory Orchestrator uses semantic versioning (semver). All Factory Orchestrator binaries from the same build share the same version; there is no unique client or service version. In the src/common.props file, increment the:

  • MAJOR version when you make incompatible API changes,
  • MINOR version when you add functionality in a backwards compatible manner.
  • PATCH version when you make backwards compatible bug fixes.

When the MAJOR version diverges between a Client and Service, Clients will be prevented from connecting to the Service by default. Changing the signature of any Microsoft.FactoryOrchestrator.Core class is therefore usually a MAJOR version change and should be done sparingly.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see or contact with any additional questions or comments.


Accepting the Contributor License Agreement (CLA)

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Reporting Security Issues

Please refer to

Open Source Software Acknowledgments

IpcServiceFramework - Jacques Kang - MIT License

Pe-Utility - Andres Traks - MIT License

WindowsDevicePortalWrapper (mgurlitz .NET Standard fork) - Microsoft Corporation and mgurlitz - MIT License

DefaultDocumentation - Paillat Laszlo - MIT No Attribution License

net-mdns/Makaretu.Dns - Richard Schneider - MIT License