Run Windows Store and Sideloaded Apps

Applies To: Windows 8.1

For a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment in education you can run Windows Store apps and sideloaded apps in certain scenarios.

One benefit of running Windows 8.1 in VDI is the ability to run Windows Store apps. Table 9 lists the support for Windows Store and sideloaded apps in VDI.

Table 9. Support for Windows Store and Sideloaded Apps in VDI

Scenario Support

Personal VM-based desktop deployment

Windows Store and sideloaded apps are installed and run as they would be on a physical device.

Pooled VM-based desktop deployment

  • Sideloaded apps require that user state be persisted by using any combination of the following methods:

    • User Profile Disk

    • Folder Redirection

    • UE-V

  • Windows Store apps are unsupported.

Session-based desktop deployment

  • Sideloaded apps require that user state be persisted by using any combination of the following methods:

    • User Profile Disk

    • Folder Redirection

    • UE-V

  • Windows Store apps are unsupported.

RemoteApp

Windows Store and sideloaded apps are unsupported.

Additional resources

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