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How to enable the App Installer on Windows 10 LTSC system?

Hi MS-Experts,

I have an issue on installing our side-loaded app. In general, the windows 10 system has installed the App Installer for us by default. Then we can install our side-loaded app by double clicking the app package. But now, we have some machines which is runing the windows 10 LTSC system. We cannot find the 'App Installer'.

So, I want to know if it is not installed by default in windows 10 LTSC system? or It's installed, just not enabled?

If it's not installed by default, are there any ways to install/enable it manually?

Are there any ways to install/enable it in the offline environment?

Thanks,
Steven


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SSengupta-4080 answered MilanHaydel-6966 published

So, I want to know if it is not installed by default in windows 10 LTSC system? or It's installed, just not enabled?

-By default , Microsoft Store is not made available in LTSC or, LTSB

If it's not installed by default, are there any ways to install/enable it manually?

No.

Are there any ways to install/enable it in the offline environment?

No

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[You need to download Microsoft Stores and install in Developer Mode. And to do this you have to visit mentioned GitHub link.]

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@SSengupta-4080 Does your reply represent Microsoft?

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I ran the Add-Store cmd file as Administrator and pressed enter, but all it says is "Queued".. How I unqueue whatever is in the queue?

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TeemoTang-MSFT answered XiaoyanHao-1422 commented

Hi Steven,
Please Refer to the following github article for help.
Add Store to Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
https://github.com/kkkgo/LTSC-Add-MicrosoftStore
Besides, this website gives us a detailed guide.
https://www.freesoftwaretips.tech/technology/add-install-microsoft-store-on-windows-10-ltsc-or-ltsb-editions/


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@TeemoTang-MSFT Because of my company's policy, I can't view GitHub link. Please directly answer my above three questions instead of posting some third-party links.

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Since you can't view github link, you can't download necessary file and follow the guide, in this scenario, you can't enable Store in LTSC

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@TeemoTang-MSFT I want to know if SSengupta-4080's reply is right?

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Yes, he is right.

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Works perfectly, thank you so much.

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no official solution?

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rpidwillis77-1014 answered rpidwillis77-1014 edited

If you don't want to use the unofficial workaround to add the MS Store back to the LTSC build (since some have reported that not everything in the Store works properly when it is added to an LTSC build using that method), you can just use the MS Store for Business instead. Just download the offline bundle for the App Installer app, and install it, then you can use it like normal to install .appinstaller packages. The MS Store for Business also lets you download any dependencies you need for a given app. See this article for more info on downloading offline app packages from the MS Store for Business.

The MS Store for Business is free - you may already have access via an O365 account if you or your organization has a subscription (but in that case you may need to request an admin in your org to add the App Installer app to it if you are not a global admin yourself). Otherwise, you can set up a "free O365 org" with a personal email address and use that to access it (just sign in with a global admin account for your personal/free O365 org when you go to the MS Store for Business link, then you should see all the options to manage it and enable access to offline apps, as is described in the article linked above).

Alternatively, you could install the .appinstaller file that you have using PowerShell manually with Add-AppxPackage using the -AppInstallerFile parameter. If installing manually via PowerShell, you have to manually obtain any dependencies and install them first (if it is just the VC++ Runtime Framework Packages, those can be downloaded from here; otherwise, you should be able to find them on the MS Store for Business). You'll also have to enable sideloading of packages or Developer Mode on your machine in Settings -> Windows Update -> For Developers.


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