Locking down the Microsoft Store

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Hi Tech Community,

 

I am currently trying to find a way to lock down the Microsoft Store on our enterprise devices running Windows 10.

 

I am aware that we can redirect our users to use a curated business store, but there is no stop for a user to log onto a personal account and using the store to download and install any other application.

 

Any insights are greatly appreciated,

Thanks in advance!!

2 Replies

You can either disable the Microsoft Store completely, or use the Windows Store for Business only. If you want to do the later, first make sure you configured the Business Store to your liking and then disable the public store either with GPO or Intune:

GPO:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Store > Only Display The Private Store within the Microsoft Store

Intune:
https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/archive/blogs/beanexpert/block-windows-10-public-store-using-micros...

Hi,
I created a blog about managing the store with applocker/intune, some time ago. Maybe this is what you are looking for?

https://call4cloud.nl/2020/06/managing-apps-in-the-microsoft-store/