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  1. I'm writing some build scripts for a Windows 10 build. One thing I want to do is optimise the build for a business desktop. And that means removing all the "toy" Windows Store apps that are reinstalled every time a new user is logged on. Zune Music - I'm looking at you. AppX packages are staged or provisioned in the Windows 10 image, and also installed per user as required. The PowerShell CmdLets are named Get-AppXProvisionedPackage and Get-AppXPackage respectively. To get a list of packages installed for the current user we run: Get-AppxPackage | Format-Wide -Property NameHere is the list returned by Windows 10 Enterprise: Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0 Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0 Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0 Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost windows.immersivecontrolpanel Microsoft.Windows.Cortana Microsoft.AccountsControl Microsoft.BioEnrollment Microsoft.LockApp Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge Microsoft.Windows.AssignedAccessLockApp Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls Microsoft.WindowsFeedback Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider Windows.ContactSupport Windows.MiracastView Windows.PrintDialog Windows.PurchaseDialog microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps Microsoft.BingFinance Microsoft.BingWeather Microsoft.BingNews Microsoft.Getstarted Microsoft.Windows.Photos Microsoft.WindowsStore Microsoft.XboxApp Microsoft.WindowsCamera Microsoft.ZuneMusic windows.devicesflow Microsoft.WindowsAlarms Microsoft.SkypeApp Microsoft.ZuneVideo Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder Microsoft.WindowsPhone Microsoft.WindowsMaps Microsoft.WindowsCalculator Microsoft.People Microsoft.Office.OneNote Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub Microsoft.BingSports Microsoft.Appconnector Microsoft.3DBuilderIt's interesting that some of the old desktop applications have been replaced by Universal AppX packages. For example, Windows Calculator. The list above just includes the AppX package name, there are more properties available: Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.WindowsCalculatorName : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US Architecture : X64 ResourceId : Version : 10.1507.15010.0 PackageFullName : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1507.15010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe InstallLocation : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1507.15010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe IsFramework : False PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe IsResourcePackage : False IsBundle : False IsDevelopmentMode : False Dependencies : {Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe} Once you have package names you can use Remove-AppXPackage to uninstall for the user, and Remove-AppXProvisionedPackage to remove from the image, then you run SysPrep and the applications will not be installed for new users of that image. Most of the package names are fairly self explanatory, but each package can contain multiple applications. It's not obvious that the "toy" Windows Mail application is included in the microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps package. Here is a PowerShell script that cycles through all the packages and shows the applications inside: $packages = Get-AppxPackage foreach ( $package in $packages ) { Write-host "Package: $($package.Name)" $manifests = Get-AppxPackageManifest -Package $package foreach ($manifest in $manifests) { foreach($app in $manifest.Package.Applications.Application) { Write-Host " Id: $($app.Id)" Write-Host " Executable: $($app.Executable)" } } Write-Host }Example output for microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps: Package: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps Id: microsoft.windowslive.mail Executable: HxMail.exe Id: microsoft.windowslive.calendar Executable: HxCalendarAppImm.exe The Id gives you a good idea of the individual applications, but I imagine there is a way to get the proper Start Menu display name. Need to do a little more digging though.
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