I have set the Microsoft Photos app as the default photo viewer in our VDI environment, its ok, it does the basics right. I know that there are other alternatives out there and have experimented with ImageGlass.
I'm struggling with the following problem, when I launch the app or if our users do, the Microsoft Photos app automatically tries to download the following two add-ons:
These add-ons will auto install when you go into the video editing options in Photos, and when you attempt to do a search.
I have tried to block windows store, windows apps from updating automatically, yet Photos always tries to install these add-ons. I've tried may ways through registry and GPO yet no luck.
In a linked clone environment, these add-ons wont install, although they appear as grey apps in the start menu and will remain there until you manually uninstall them, although Photos will attempt to install these add-ons again.
Attempting to install these add-ons via a logon script breaks the file association, Windows is unable to detect the default photo viewer. For example opening a image from Outlook.
I'd like to know if anyone else has run into this problem and how they were able to overcome this possibly using VMware DEM?