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Oct 24 2022 07:00 AM - Oct 27 2022 12:00 PM (PDT)

Windows Feature Update from to 21H2, AppX applications missing on new users.


Here is the Scenario

  1. Unbox new machine. Create Setup User during the OOBX
  2. Setup  has all the expected appX applications (store, calculator, stickies, etc.)
  3. Run "Microsoft Upgrade Assistant" to get to 21H2 (Build 19044.1469)
  4. Create Test-PostUpgrade no appX applications exist (store, calculator, stickies, etc.) in start menu nor via search etc. 


Things I've confirmed

  • All Updates have been run and rebooted.
  • no event log errors.
  • Log back into Setup  all appX apps are still there and functioning. 

Things I've done

  • Ran wsreset.exe: gives error (You'll need a new app to open the ms-windows-store link)
  • Open PowerShell > Run: 
    • Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    • Store Now is installed and opens
  • Open PowerShell > Run
    • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    • Installs all missing applications - for Current User, but not others and new user.

So the above is a good work around for currently logged in users, and I should be able to run this on machines having an issue that only have one user. But how do I get this to run on machines that have multiple users. 


Bigger question how do I report this as a bug. I have been able to repeat this on about 10 brand new laptops.

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