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Metro apps fail when device joined to the domain

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Metro apps fail when device joined to the domain

    Hello and Help

    First off if this is a repeated thread sorry and please redirect me however I have searched and not found my exact problem.

    I work for a medium sized organisation with Win 7 as our corporate standard. We have started to hand Out Dell Venue Pro 11 devices with 8.1 for trial.

    The Problem that I am getting is as soon as I join these to the domain the next person to log on to the Tablet gets the Metro apps Black x and no store access.

    I can resolve this by doing these first 3 steps

    Firstly delete the localprofile.
    The following finallyfixed all issues for me (Store and all apps broken with black X, can'taccess PC Settings):
    1) Fixing the app store:
    1. Open registryeditor typing regedit.exe from a command line.
    2. Browse to the registry key atHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\appmode l\repository\packages.
    3. Right click on the “packages” key and bring up the “Permissions”tab.
    4. Click the “Advanced” button located at the bottom right corner.
    5. Check to see the account name that shows up as the “Owner” (thisis the first line of text on the “advanced security settings” dialog for the“packages” key). It should say “SYSTEM”. (For me this showed the built-inlocal Administrators group)
    6. If it is any other account, click on the “Change” button next toit.
    7. Type SYSTEM in the “select user” dialog. If “Multiple NamesFound” window comes up, select the row for “SYSTEM”.
    8. Click OK to the dialogs and close them all.
    9. Run from admin command prompt: Powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage-DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

    2) Fixing all modern apps:
    Run from admin PowerShell:
    ((Get-ChildItem "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\InboxApplications")| Get-ItemProperty).Path | Add-AppxPackage -Register -DisableDevelopmentMode
    * When Iran this the black X persisted until after the next step and reboot. Buttrying to start an app gives me a new message and a link to the store.

    However I need to be able to hand these out to several hundred people and do not want to be performing this fix for every new user logging on to a shared tablet.

    Do we have GPO's causing this?
    Is it a known issue that I cant find?

    Any help would be great and again if there is info already out there please direct me as I cannot believe this is normal.

    Thanks in advance


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  2. #2

    Welcome to Windows EightForums, coxo2609.

    Never worked IT so not the savviest here. Can this be performed through Group Policy some how?

    Group Policy API (Windows)
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Thanks for the reply however I am looking for explanations/solutions now as speculated enough on this. I am hoping someone has an explanation of what is causing the out of the box failures.

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  4. #4

    Sorry I can't be of more help. Does the OEM offer any help? In the mean time I'll contact a few pros here to look in.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Thanks all assistance gratefully received.
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  6. #6

    You're quite welcome.

    I left messages with a few pros here. I'm sure someone will answer, but it is rather early. Someone else may peak in too. Hang in there.

    LOL! Of course you know Group Policy. I just looked up GPO > Group Policy Object.
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  7. #7

    It's easy to test if it's a GPO. Create a user and put the computer into a container in AD that does't get any GPO's and see if the problem persists.

    What you are seeing I've never had to do on any of our Windows 8.1 devices on our corporate network.
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  8. #8

    Thanks for answering, Patrick.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Thanks again for the replies. I have isolated the device using block inheritance. My concern is that it may receive it from the default domain policy which I cannot block as when you join the device to the domain it auto gets placed in to that OU.

    We have very few options set in the default domain other than security settings etc.

    Good to hear that you do not have to do anything as that means there is something our side that is causing this.

    Thanks Oli
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  10. #10

    Hi, Oli. Curious as to whether you came to a conclusion with this yet.
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