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Deploy 3rd Party Metro/Modern Apps to Al Users

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    Deploy 3rd Party Metro/Modern Apps to Al Users


    Hi All,

    I have been searching the web and cannot seem to find a way to do this (it may not be possible). I work in the ICT department for a large organisation and we have just purchased some Dell Venue pro 11 tablets. Obviously they come with 8.1 installed and we are putting a new corporate 8.1 enterprise image on them.

    We have nearly got everything the way we want it and now it has come to the stage of installing default 3rd party applications. We want some of these applications to be Metro/moderns apps and we want them to be installed for all users. From what I can see this is not possible.

    Now the devices are tablets so we do want to use the touch screen apps some of which are only on the windows store. There will be several users on each device and they can change as time goes on so we dont want the users installing them. I am happy for the apps to go on either via MDT or GPO or even install them manually once so is this possible?

    So for example is there a way I can install Adobe Reader touch for all users on a device?

    If not I cannot believe the Microsoft would create a product where this cannot be done a it makes no sense at all to their core customers (Business/School).

    I have read about sideloading but that is only officially for in house apps.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    AppLocker is what you're interested in.

    AppLocker Overview
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    8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    AppLocker is what you're interested in.

    AppLocker Overview
    Thanks for that. We already have applocker and I thought that was in place of software restrictions policy. How can I use it to install an app for all users? I can see I could allow a user to install a specific app themselves (such as above) but this would require them to use a Microsoft account.

    This would be no good as it would mean the user doing it each time they logged into a different device. We want to set it up as we have with all previous versions I.e. the ICT department install the apps on a PC and licence permitting all users on that machine get it.

    Thanks
    Gary
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Side Loading maybe, Sideload Windows Store Apps - Windows 8, Try, Test, Help | TechNet Unless I misunderstood.
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