Remove all Windows 10 Metro Apps, except the Store

As you probably already know, sysprep will usually fail if the Windows 10 store metro style apps aren’t removed.  Most of my customers want these apps removed anyway.  I did have a request today to have all apps removed, but keep the Windows store just in case something wanted to be added in the future.

 

The normal method of removing the apps also removes the store.  I just tested the following Powershell commands that remove every app, except the store.  This may be useful as it’s difficult to add the store after the fact.

 

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online

 

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | where-object {$_.name –notlike “*store*”} | Remove-AppxPackage

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MDT 2010 Lite Touch Training Page 3

MDT 2010 Lite Touch Training Page 3

Part 17 – USMT 4.0 Troubleshooting

– Reviewing log files
– Configure USMT 4.0 Log files

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Part 18 – Using the MDT 2010 database


– Creating the MDT database
– Add computer entries
– Configuring roles in the database
– Setting location based settings
– Using Make and Model based settings

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Part 19 – Extending the MDT 2010 Database

– Create additional tables
– Create additional stored procedures
– Configure MDT to use stored procedures

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Part 20 – Extending MDT 2010 with user exits

– Create User Exit scripts
– Configure MDT 2010 to use user exits

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Part 21 – Extending MDT 2010 with web services

– Resources for web services in MDT 2010
– Configure MDT 2010 to use web services
– Tools for editing the MDT wizard

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Part 22 – Speeding up development time in MDT 2010

– Tips and tricks for speeding up development time
– Create a test environment

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Part 23 – Scaling MDT 2010 Lite Touch in a distributed environment

– Recommendations around Linked Deployment Shares
– Configuring bootstrap.ini to connect to local deployment server
– Replicating the deployment share

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Part 24 – Troubleshooting – Following a Windows 7 Setup

– The Windows 7 Setup Engine
– Logfiles and troubleshooting
– Debugging

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Part 25 – Using Windows System Image Manager (WSIM)

– Create unattend.xml files using WSIM
– Understanding configuration passes

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Part 26 – Component Based Servicing (CBS)

– Resources for understanding CBS
– Windows 7 Deployment resources

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Part 27 – Windows 7 and Device Drivers

– The Windows 7 Driver Store
– Using pnputil and DISM
– Using Group Policies to control device drivers
– How MDT integrates with the driver store
– Driver signing and ranking

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MDT 2010 Lite Touch Training Page 2

MDT 2010 Lite Touch Training Page 2

 

Part 8 – ntegrating WDS with MDT 2010

– Adding boot images from MDT to WDS

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Part 9- Using Multicast for MDT 2010

– Configuring MDT for Multicast
– The WDS multicast namespace
– Deploying Windows 7 using multicast

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Part 10 – Troubleshooting MDT 2010 Lite Touch

– Debugging MDT
– Solving network connection issues
– Verifying storage controller drivers
– Log files

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Part 11 – Locating drivers for MDT

– Third party vendor resources and utilities
– Microsoft Catalog site for drivers
– Locating PNPIDs

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Part 12 – MDT 2010 Lite Touch Driver Management

– Boot image drivers
– Windows Operating system drivers
– Out-of-box drivers repoistory in MDT 2010 Lite Touch
– Using folders
– Using selection profiles to filter drivers
– Using DriverGroups to filter drivers based on computer make and model

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Part 13 – MDT 2010 Lite Touch Drivers Tips and Tricks

– Configuring WinPE Scratchspace
– Dealing with drivers that are applications and,or services

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Part 14 – USMT 4.0 in action

– USMT command lines

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Part 15 – MDT 2010 Lite Touch – Refresh and Replace scenarios

– Configuring Refresh and Replace in MDT 2010 Lite Touch
– Starting a Refresh Deployment
– Creating a Replace Task Sequence
– Starting a Replace Deployment

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Part 16 – Customizing USMT 4.0 migrations

– Customizing profile capture using command line switches
– Customizing data and settings using XML templates
– Create customized templates
– Configure rules in MDT 2010 Lite Touch for USMT 4.0

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MDT Lite Touch in VMWare Workstation for your test lab

So I came across a little but pretty tricky issue when trying to create a new MDT 2010 test lab in VMWare Workstation.

When trying to image up a bare metal VMware XP workstation I came across this error

When you create a new VM and use the XP VMWare profile it defaulted to and AMD PCNet NIC.

None of the MDT Lite Touch boot PE images have the AMD driver.  Took a little digging – but here it is.  AMD PCNet NIC

Import these drivers into your drivers into MDT, update your deployment share, and update the PXE boot image and you are set!

A quick and easy fix – hopefully this helps!  Its been awhile since I’ve had to use this exact setup!

 

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MDT 2010 Videos – Lite Touch Training

All credit to Johan Arwidmark – one of the best!  http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Home.aspx

MDT 2010 Lite Touch Training Page 1

Part 1- Introduction to Windows AIK 2.0

– Creating a custom WinPE image
– Use ImageX to mount the image
– Use DISM to inject a driver
– Show BCDBoot
– Use Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) to edit unattend.xml

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Part 2 – Windows Deployment Services (WDS) configuration

– PXE listener and Multicast
– PXE Boot Policy
– Network Configuration

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Part 3 – Introduction to MDT 2010 Lite Touch

– Create Deployment Share
– Import Operating System
– Add applications
– Create Task Sequences
– Create boot images
– Test a deployment

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Part 4 – Multiple Deployment Shares

 

– Why we need them
– Lab and Production shares

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Part 5 – Creating the MDT Build Lab Share

– Rules configuration
– Configuring the task sequence
– Using the LTI Suspend feature

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Part 6 – Creating the MDT Production Share

– Rules configuration
– Configuring the task sequence
– Joining the domain

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Part 7 – Introduction to MDT 2010 Rules

– Basic rules (customsettings.ini)
– Using Properties
– Review reference documentation

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