5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2019 12:30 AM by Ray_handels

    Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled

    KJnchri Novice

      Disabled Windows Store previously with the OS optimization fling.  Tried re-enabling the store to no success.  How do we go about re-enabling the store?

       

      REASON THIS IS NEEDED:  Microsoft will only be pushing the  Office OneNote application and updating it from the store in future.  It will no longer be apart of the Office 365 installer.

       

      NO GPOs are disabling the store

      wsreset.exe - NO BUENO

       

       

      Any ideas would be awesome!!!

        • 1. Re: Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled
          mat2k7 Novice

          Hi

           

          you can try the following

           

          Powershell with admin rights

           

          get-appxpackage -allusers | Select Name, PackageFullName      -> lists all apps

           

          check for  ->  Microsoft.Windows Store -> note the PackageFullName      -> in my case -> Microsoft.WindowsStore_11906.1001.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

           

          execute following command.

           

          Add-AppxPackage -register "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11906.1001.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode 

           

          Replace the "Microsoft.WindowsStore_11906.1001.24.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe" with the PackageFullName noted earlier. You can leave it as it is, if your using the same Windows Build and patch level as I do.

           

          If this does not work you will have to download the AppsPackage from Microsoft and add them via powershell

          • 2. Re: Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled
            Ray_handels Master
            Community WarriorsvExpert

            If you did the OSOT it removes the appxproviosioned package and thus you cannot install it using that get-appxpackage command anymore unfortunately.

            I'm not quite sure if it is even possible to download the store online and install it again.

             

            That being said, this gives us quite a complicated situation. We deliberately removed the store because if you need to install applications from the windows store you need to enable windows update which is not very nice to have in a non persistent environment.

            Do you have a zero touch Golden Image procedure? If so could it be an option to install OneNote within the GI and remove the store application afterwards? This way you can still use OneNote without using the store in the process.

            • 3. Re: Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled
              KJnchri Novice

              Sorry forgot to add had also tried the get-appxpackage, i believe i even tried to download from the iso.   I will try it again just to double check,

              • 4. Re: Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled
                KJnchri Novice

                I thought about that as well, but then how would the application be updated?   I believe all updates etc will be pushed through Windows Store.  

                 

                I wouldn't doubt if this goes how Microsoft wants it, all of the office applications will move to only being available from the windows store.

                • 5. Re: Re-enabling Windows 10 Store after Disabled
                  Ray_handels Master
                  vExpertCommunity Warriors

                  I thought about that as well, but then how would the application be updated?   I believe all updates etc will be pushed through Windows Store. 

                  I agree but it depends on what you are trying to do. If you have persistent machines then yes, just add Windows Update, leave the store there and let users update the applications.

                   

                  If you are going for non persistent than you don't want users to update the applications because it will need the Windows Update and WIndows Modules Installer to do so. Having both those enabled will also trigger Windows Updates and you do not want that in a non persistent machine.

                   

                  Only thing left is to recreate the GI once every few month (that's why I said try to automate it as much as possible with a zero touch deployment) and update the modern apps from there. Then remove the store after updates have been executed and use that as the new GI. To be honest I think that this might be the only option to use modern apps within a non persistent VDI. If someone has better option I'm open for suggestions because it's not very easy to do it like this...