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  1. Hi, is this also possible in hybrid (Intune via SCCM)?

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    1. Hallo Mike, for sure.
      Same configs are available in SCCM console as well.

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  2. Great article, very well structured! I am sure it will be useful for many administrators into guiding their end users into such reports, and also for the admins themselves.
    Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂

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    1. Oana, thanks for your nice words.
      And thanks again for working together to solve my issue.

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  3. I got “‘cpi’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file. error.” Can you help please?

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    1. You can use Copy-Item, Copy or CP as standard aliases too.

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      1. Thank you! I managed to run the cpi command from Powershell, but this time I am getting “Access Denied” errors while copying source files to destination. What can I do to fix this issue?

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  4. Solution1 works like a charm – many thx

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  5. Thanks so much, this saved my bacon!!

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  6. Do you know the commands in powershell to reinstall the NET.Native and VCLibs appx files?

    We have problems after the sysprep to install them and other native apps.

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    1. This ISO contains these required files too. You can just use the same one-line script for the installation as well.

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  7. Both Solutions are working.

    I have used power shell command(Copy-Item “C:\W10_1803\MountBOOT\sources” -Destination “C:\W10_1803\MountWINRE” -Recurse) for copy the files

    Thank You !

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  8. You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

    Microsoft have given their own script that I believe does the same thing, but to figure this out on your own and develop your own solution is very impressive. I tip my hat to you

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  9. Hi,

    We succesfully restored the Mail and Calender app by your guide.

    Great article!

    Thank you!

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      1. One last question, we have W10 1803 x64 and we now used the Microsoft.WindowsCommunicationsApps_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle
        Microsoft.WindowsCommunicationsApps_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml
        from the x86fre folder. What is the difference with the same files from the amd64fre folder on the Inbox ISO? Just to make sure we use the right files.

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        1. It’s just like for other application scenarios:
          – which one are you supporting,
          – which one are fitting to your operating system,
          – do you have other dependency packages/applications?
          I would definitely recommend to use amd64/arm64 for your W10 x64 architecture. But for sure it’s working with x86 apps too.

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  10. You’re a lifesaver!

    Excellent guide!

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  11. You can’t use the same line for NET.Native and VCLibs because there is no corresponding license file… unless it doesn’t need it?

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    1. For these Appx’s (Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime* and Microsoft.VCLibs*) you don’t need the licensepath parameter. Either use -SkipLicense!

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  12. thanks for this, we accidentally uninstalled it 🙂

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  13. I am getting “Add-AppxProvisionedPackage : Element not found.” when I run the command

    any idea what could be the issue ?

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    1. Maybe, because that is not the version that applies to your W10 build.

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      1. I’m having this same issue. I’ve double checked the version, 1803 for both so that doesn’t appear to be the cause. I’ve tried multiple packages on the possibility there was something peculiar about Calculator, but everything seems to do the same.

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        1. For Calculator, Alarms or StickyNotes, you could simply redeploy the AppX:
          Get-AppxPackage -allusers *windowscalculator* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

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      1. What do i have to type in cmd to run the file?

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        1. powershell.exe -command “& {Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackagePath “X:\x86fre\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle” –LicensePath “X:\x86fre\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml”}”

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  14. I have seen this mentioned elsewhere, but nobody ever said where to get the ISO from. Thank you so much for that! Also, your one-liner is better than their 4 lines of code!

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  15. Thanks for this tip, I was able to restore Microsoft Photos on my master image!

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  16. Getting Element not Found error attemting to reinstall Skype App.
    Using command Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackagePath “G:\amd64fre\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c.appxbundle” –LicensePath “G:\and64fre\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c.xml”
    Version are correct

    I can reinstall Skype app for logged in users using command get-appxpackage -AllUsers Microsoft.SkypeApp | foreach { Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” }
    But is not provisioned for new users logging in

    Thanks

    George

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    1. why you even tried to install provisionedpackage if you already had that app in your machine?

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  17. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Searched for HOURS and finally stumbled upon your recommendation and it worked like a champ!

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  18. How i download Windows 10 Inbox Apps without VLSC?

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  19. Absolutely brilliant. Well explained and easy to follow, perfect results in restoring the entire Store and other apps! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Cheers!

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  20. Hi I don’t have VLSC, is there another way to get the iso? Or maybe use the “normal” iso?

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    1. Actually, you have to get this “special” ISO for inbox apps which is only available via VLSC portal.
      Take care, as I mentioned in the blog, this file is depending on your W10 build.

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  21. I don’t have access to VLSC, is there a way to get this iso? Formatting the computer sounds like overkill to me, I refuse to do that just for getting the Store back.

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  22. I’ve an windows 10 v1909 image without microsoft store on several machines. A Windows 10 Inbox Package for v1909 isn’t availible in VLSC.

    Do oyu have any hint? :-/

    Thank you very much and btw great post 😉

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    1. Hi Jens, you can simply try to use the ISO file from the 1903 image:
      SW_DVD9_NTRL_Win_10_1903_32_64_ARM64_MultiLang_App_Update_X22-01657.ISO

      You can install a new computer from scratch and check the Windows Store version. If you have the same version on the ISO, you won. 😉

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  23. We had a third party image our devices and had removed store (unknown to us) – thankfully your solution worked now we can use our Business Store. Thanks very much for this!

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  24. Great information, have been looking to get a few apps back into an image. One question, the Add-AppxProvisionedPackage does not seem to install the app on other user accounts, is there a way to have it install for all users?

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    1. I see here following options:
      – You can use the command Add-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet with the -Online switch
      – Use DISM command: DISM.EXE /Online /add-ProvisionedAppxPackages
      – You can create a run once task which will be executed after each user logon.
      – Or a “back-to-the-roots” solution could be a simple scheduled ask with a login trigger.

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  25. Can anyone tell me I were to get a few Enterprise licenses, so that I can get access to the Windows 10 Inbox Apps, would I be able to download the Windows 10 Inbox Apps for my non-enterprise versions of Windows 10 which is 1909? Thanks

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    1. You can use the same appbundle’s for other versions too.

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      1. I tried this on our Virtual Master W10 Image. It worked and the two packages I wanted came back and both loaded without issue. However, I then rolled this image out to the users and none of them see these two apps on their start menu like I do on the master image. I have tried the -allusers switches etc. Can anyone suggest anything not already mentioned?

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        1. ‘kill -n explorer’ already tried?

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          1. No, I haven’t tried this. What would this achieve?


          2. Yes, it didnt make any difference. I’ve re-installed Sticky Notes, Photo Viewer and Snip and Sketch. They all appear under Start in the list and all open perfectly ok as the local administrator account on the Master Image. Once I roll this image out to create desktops for users, these desktops do not have these icons anywhere. I have tried all the commands with -allusers etc but they dont appear.


          3. Check the latest blog update (script). Hope it helps you.


  26. What do I do after the first solution, do I wait or do a command, please help me.

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    1. Hi Jack, try to run this newly founded RecEnv.exe; with the correct path.

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      1. What does that mean, im sorry im not that tech person that knows everything, could you explain it to me please.

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        1. Which kind of W10 editions do you have? Home, Pro or Enterprise?
          In which phase do you have this issue? OSD setup, feature upgrade?

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  27. I just picked up a Lenovo ThinkPad from a thrift store when I got it powered up and tapped F9 at first screen I found “computrace” and then some how ended up at the “Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe” screen with the same message anyone have suggestions? I’m kinda worried about putting in any commands at this point.

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  28. I just picked up a Lenovo ThinkPad from a thrift store when I got it powered up and tapped F9 at first screen I found “computrace” and then some how ended up at the same screen with the same message anyone have suggestions? I’m kinda worried about putting in any commands at this point.

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  29. I tried this on our Virtual Master W10 Image. It worked and the two packages I wanted came back and both loaded without issue. However, I then rolled this image out to the users and none of them see these two apps on their start menu like I do on the master image. I have tried the -allusers switches etc. Can anyone suggest anything not already mentioned?

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  30. Hi for solution 1 ..it says file not found.

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  31. I tried the one-line script and successfully installed the windows store package, but the app won’t launch when I try to start it

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    1. Maybe it’s a “hidden” AppLocker policy? Check quickly in Event viewer

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      1. I checked the Event viewer. The following log appeared when I try to launch Microsoft Store.

        Fault bucket , type 0
        Event Name: AppxDeploymentFailureBlue
        Response: Not available
        Cab Id: 0

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  32. When I try to launch Microsoft Store, this log appeared.

    Event Name: AppxDeploymentFailureBlue

    Source: Windows Error Reporting
    Event ID:1001
    Level: Information

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