Friday, October 14, 2016

Removing Windows 10 Store Apps on the Base Image

Maybe you are like me, and you are setting up a Windows 10 base image for use in a VDI deployment, such as XenDesktop or VMWare View, or maybe you just want these goofy applications removed for your Base image for desktop installations.

I’ve found that these apps, while useful in some cases, can look very unprofessional, and in many cases, they won’t even be useful in whatever environment you are putting them in.

Arguments for or against keeping the apps is outside of the scope of this article. I’m only here to provide you with the option.

Open up PowerShell as Administrator.

Run the following command
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage

On the gridview, select all the applications that you want to remove, and click OK.