On my Windows 10 Pro machine (1709), double-clicking an
.appxbundle will start the App Installer but directly show the following error message:
Apps event log shows the following entry:
Activation for Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed. Error code: The remote procedure call failed.. Activation phase: COM App activation
I removed the installer app (via
Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.0.12894.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe) and installed it again from the Store, but the error still occurs. The error is not related to the AppXBundle being installed (VCLibs will fail as well, the same package can be installed on other machines).
Installing bundles via PowerShell or the device portal works as expected.
So how to repair or reset the App Installer on Windows 10 (or further trace the issue down)?