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
  • does this work for windows 10 uwp? – thilina R Apr 17 '18 at 13:32

You can do this through the DISM.EXE /Online /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage command. More info here

  • does this work for windows 10 uwp? – thilina R Apr 17 '18 at 13:32

You can use Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage with PowerShell script to install UWP Sideloading packages with certificate:

  1. You must choose a local or network path and copy all the package folder content.
  2. Run as Administrator:
$localFolderPath = "C:\UWP_1.0.0.0_Test]\*"
$localPackage = "C:\UWP_1.0.0.0_Test\UWP_1.0.0.0_x64.msixbundle"
$certName = Get-ChildItem -Path $localFolderPath -Include *.cer

certutil.exe -addstore TrustedPeople $certName[0].FullName
DISM.EXE /Online /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackagePath:$localPackage /SkipLicense
  1. Wait, it takes a while.
  2. If there are some depencies use /DependencyPackagePath:[pathDependcies]

I hope that I could help someone with that. :)

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