Windows Subsystem for Linux for Enterprise

The Microsoft Store for Business offers a variety of solutions to Enterprises who want to deploy WSL to their company. The online docs for the Microsoft Store for Business are a great resource to find out general information about the Store experience.

If you’re a company that’s just looking to get set up to start deploying WSL you can follow these steps, which are explained inside of the Microsoft Store docs:

How to Distribute a Distro Offline

If the computers in your company don’t have access to the Microsoft Store or the Microsoft Store for Business, then you can download the installer of a Linux distro that has an offline license by following these steps.

Set up an Azure Active Directory (AD) Account

You need to have an Azure AD account and be the global administrator for your organization to get the installer of Microsoft Store apps. If you already have an account, you can skip this step.

The instructions to register an account can be found here:

Sign into the Store for Business and go to the homepage

Sign in here:

MS Store for business home page

Go to Manage->Settings and enable 'Show offline apps'

MS Store for business Settings page

Go back to the main page by clicking 'Shop for my group'

MS Store for business home page

Search for your desired distro and select it

MS Store for business home page with active search

Select an ‘Offline’ license in the License type dropdown menu and click ‘Get the app’

MS Store for business Ubuntu product page

Please note: some distros may elect not to have an offline license

Click the ‘Manage’ button to get to the app’s product page

MS Store for business Ubuntu product page

Select your architecture and download the package for offline use

MS Store for business Ubuntu product details page

This installer can then be distributed to any computer where you would like to install WSL.