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Windows 8 store app updates and the enterprise

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    Windows 8 store app updates and the enterprise


    So, just discovering that with Windows 8 modern apps (Metro apps), when a new user logs into a machine for the first time, the default set of Windows 8 modern apps are installed (including the old version). Then, each person who subsequently logs in has to run the updates from the store to get onto the latest versions.

    What is the Microsoft thinking here? We want to build a master image, update it (including any store apps), and then have it deployed in an updated state for all users.

    But as we found out the hard way, you don't update store apps before you run sysprep or you are in not going to be able to even run sysprep to capture the image;
    Sysprep fails if Metro Apps have been "updated"

    Then, on a machine that is used by multiple people, each has to update the store apps on a per user basis? Really??? Are Windows updates on a per user basis, no. Are service packs on a per user basis, nope. What the hell Microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    So, just discovering that with Windows 8 modern apps (Metro apps), when a new user logs into a machine for the first time, the default set of Windows 8 modern apps are installed (including the old version). Then, each person who subsequently logs in has to run the updates from the store to get onto the latest versions.

    What is the Microsoft thinking here? We want to build a master image, update it (including any store apps), and then have it deployed in an updated state for all users.

    But as we found out the hard way, you don't update store apps before you run sysprep or you are in not going to be able to even run sysprep to capture the image;
    Sysprep fails if Metro Apps have been "updated"

    Then, on a machine that is used by multiple people, each has to update the store apps on a per user basis? Really??? Are Windows updates on a per user basis, no. Are service packs on a per user basis, nope. What the hell Microsoft.
    Hi there

    Even worse on Windows 8.1 -- No Enterprise version available and there doesn't seem to be any way once an image is deployed of avoiding the user to logon the First Time with a Microsoft ID. - Whoever thought of that one deserves to be hung drawn and quartered --IN PUBLIC. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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Windows 8 store app updates and the enterprise
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