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I know there are several posts where users want to install Windows Store Apps for all users. Answers were to use DISM.

In my case I can not use DISM because all clients are already deployed. If a user requests a new app at the supports center, the package will be deployed to his machine.

This package (*.appx) should be deployed to the machine not only for the user.

Is there a powershell command to achive this?

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The only way to do this I know us to run an elevated command prompt and point to the .appx file. The solution of course is create a script file that is ran when the user logs in, which will add the applications, which will run once. I don't believe there to be a solution which involves deploying to the machine rather then the user. Powershell can manage what I describe with a simple script and the command add-appxpackage C:\ContosoApp\ExpenseApp.appx – Ramhound Sep 20 '13 at 11:14
this is who we do it now. ;) ... but one point is that we want to reduce the number of scripts running on startup. – Martin Sep 20 '13 at 12:10
Like I said the article I found is pretty clear. It basically says there isn't a way to deploy a WS application to the machine unless you use the image method. Of course that isn't different compared to say a desktop application. You have to basically deploy the installation in a similar matter unless you build it into the application itself at least on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows XP barely had the concept of user seperation. – Ramhound Sep 20 '13 at 12:25
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You can do this through the DISM.EXE /Online /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage command. More info here

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