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Remediation script says it worked but did not actually remove applications

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The following works when you run it local on the computer.

It also works if it is package as a win32 app and ran at deployment during Autopilot.

 

It however does not work as a remediation script. The script will say the device has issues and fix the issue, but it will actually say fixed and still have not removed the applications.

DETECT SCRIPT

 

#Detect built-in applications not needed for organisation devices

try
{
    # List of Applications to Remove
    $AppPackages  = @()
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxApp'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GamingApp'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.SkypeApp'
    $AppPackages += 'MicrosoftTeams'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneMusic'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneVideo'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.549981C3F5F10'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingNews'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingWeather'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsMaps'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GetStarted'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.People'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Messaging'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.YourPhone'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.OneConnect'
    $Error.Clear()
    $found = $false
    foreach ($App In $AppPackages) 
    {
        $Package = Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App}
        $ProvisionedPackage = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq $App}
        If ($null -ne $Package) {
            Write-Host "App Found Start remediation script"
            $found = $true
        } Else {
            Write-Host "Package $App not found"
        }
        If ($null -ne $ProvisionedPackage) {
            Write-Host "App Found Start remediation script"
            $found = $true
        } Else {
            Write-Host "Provisioned Package $App not found"
        }
    }
	
    If ($found) 
    {
        exit 1
    }
	Else {
		exit 0
	}
} 
catch
{
    $errMsg = $_.Exception.Message
    Write-Error $errMsg
    exit 1
}

 

 

 REMEDIATION SCRIPT

 

#Uninstalls built-in applications not needed for organisation devices

# List of Applications to Remove
$AppPackages  = @()
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GamingApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.SkypeApp'
$AppPackages += 'MicrosoftTeams'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneMusic'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneVideo'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.549981C3F5F10'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingNews'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingWeather'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsMaps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GetStarted'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.People'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Messaging'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.YourPhone'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.OneConnect'

$Error.Clear()
foreach ($App In $AppPackages) {

    $Package = Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App}
	$ProvisionedPackage = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq $App}
	
    If ($Package -ne $null) {
        Write-Host "Removing Package : $App"
        Remove-AppxPackage -Package $Package.PackageFullName
    } 
	Else {
		Write-Host "Package $App not found"
	}

	If ($ProvisionedPackage -ne $null) {
		Write-Host "Removing ProvisionedPackage : $App"
		Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -Packagename $ProvisionedPackage.Packagename
	} 
	Else {
		Write-Host "Provisioned Package $App not found"
	}
}

 

* Fix was to add -AllUsers

 

5 Replies
best response confirmed by JimmyWork (Frequent Contributor)
Solution
Adding -AllUsers to both Get and Remove-AppxPackage fixed the issue

@JimmyWork Can you please post full version of the scripts, including "-AllUsers"?

@PhilSheppard 

 

This is the current version, not finished with detect script. This is my co-workers code not mine so I don't take any credit here.

 

#Uninstalls built-in applications not needed for organisation devices

# List of Applications to Remove
$AppPackages  = @()
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GamingApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.SkypeApp'
$AppPackages += 'MicrosoftTeams'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneMusic'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneVideo'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.549981C3F5F10'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingNews'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingWeather'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsMaps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GetStarted'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.People'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Messaging'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.YourPhone'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.OneConnect'

$Error.Clear()

foreach ($App In $AppPackages) 
{
    try {
        Write-Host "+ Removing AppX Package: $App"
        Get-AppxPackage AllUsers -PackageTypeFilter Main,Bundle,Resource,Framework | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App } | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

        Write-Host "+ Removing Provisioned Package: $App"
        Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq $App} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -AllUsers

        Write-Host ""
    }
    catch {
        Write-Host "** ERROR ** Failed to remove: $App **"
        Write-Host "ERROR: at $($_.InvocationInfo.ScriptLineNumber)"
        Write-Error "Message: " $_.Exception.Message
        Write-Host "StackTrace: "
        Write-Host $_.Exception.StackTrace
        Write-Host ""
        exit 1
    }    
}

exit 0

@PhilSheppard 


The script contained a type, here is the full detection and remediation script. again this is my co-worker not my script so no credit to me :)

 

Detection

<#
.SYNOPSIS
Detection script for built-in Microsoft applications

.DESCRIPTION
Checks if pre-defined default Microsoft applications are installed. If found then 'exit 1' is returned that informs
endpoint that 'errors' where found and that a connected remiditation script should be run.

.NOTES
To be used in the Endpoint Manager and as the detection script
#>

try
{
    # List of Applications to Remove
    $AppPackages  = @()
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxApp'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GamingApp'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.SkypeApp'
    $AppPackages += 'MicrosoftTeams'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneMusic'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneVideo'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.549981C3F5F10'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingNews'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingWeather'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsMaps'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GetStarted'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.People'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Messaging'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.YourPhone'
    $AppPackages += 'Microsoft.OneConnect'
	
    $Error.Clear()
    $found = $false
	Write-Host "------- Detection Script - Uninstall Builtin Applications -------"

    foreach ($App In $AppPackages) 
    {
        $Package = Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers -PackageTypeFilter Main,Bundle,Resource,Framework | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App }
        $ProvisionedPackage = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq $App}

        if ($null -ne $Package) 
		{
            Write-Host "+ AppX Package Found: $App"
	        $found = $true
        } 
		else 
		{
            Write-Host "+ AppX Package NOT Found: $App"
	    }
		
        if ($null -ne $ProvisionedPackage) 
		{
            Write-Host "+ Provision Package Found: $App"
            $found = $true
	    } 
		else 
		{
            Write-Host "+ Provisioned Package NOT Found: $App"
        }

        Write-Host ""
    }
	
    If ($found) 
    {
		Write-Host "Found packages, triggering remidation script"
        exit 1
    }
	Else 
	{
		Write-Host "No packages found"
		exit 0
	}
} 
catch
{
    $errMsg = $_.Exception.Message
    Write-Error $errMsg
    exit 1
}
finally {
    Write-Host "------- END - Detection Script - Uninstall Builtin Applications -------"
}

 

Remediation

<#
.SYNOPSIS
Remidiation script for built-in Microsoft applications

.DESCRIPTION
Remidiates (unistalls) pre-defined default Microsoft applications.

.NOTES
To be used in the Endpoint Manager and as the remidiation script
#>

# List of Applications to Remove
$AppPackages  = @()
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GamingApp'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.SkypeApp'
$AppPackages += 'MicrosoftTeams'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneMusic'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.ZuneVideo'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.549981C3F5F10'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingNews'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.BingWeather'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.WindowsMaps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.GetStarted'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.People'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.Messaging'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.MixedReality.Portal'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.YourPhone'
$AppPackages += 'Microsoft.OneConnect'

$Error.Clear()

foreach ($App In $AppPackages) 
{
    try {
        Write-Host "+ Removing AppX Package: $App"
        Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers -PackageTypeFilter Main,Bundle,Resource,Framework | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App } | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

        Write-Host "+ Removing Provisioned Package: $App"
        Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -eq $App} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -AllUsers

        Write-Host ""
    }
    catch {
        Write-Host "** ERROR ** Failed to remove: $App **"
        Write-Host "ERROR: at $($_.InvocationInfo.ScriptLineNumber)"
        Write-Error "Message: " $_.Exception.Message
        Write-Host "StackTrace: "
        Write-Host $_.Exception.StackTrace
        Write-Host ""
        exit 1
    }    
}

exit 0