Systems Deployment Question
Removing Bloatware/Default Add ins - Windows 10 Pro
I am having some trouble not with removing the apps, but replicating across all new accounts. When I use test domain accounts, the applications reinstall and show via a folder in the start menu called 'Other' and each app appears as 'ms-resource://Microsoft.getstarted...'. About 15 of these depending on the name of the app. See pic below:
I have been using Powershell commands to remove these apps (get-appxpackage -allusers | remove-appx ; get-appxpackage -allusers | remove-appx -allusers ; get-appxpackage *appname* -allusers | remove appx-package; get-appxprovisionedpackage -online | remove-appxprovisionedpackage -online).
I have deleted app keys from the appx manifest in the registry, disabled the WindowsStore auto-download for apps. However, each user I test with sees the messages above or something similar.
Has anyone been successful in removing the bloatware or replicating such changes across all or at least all new accounts?
Answer Chosen by the Author
You would want to Remove most provisioned apps and keep basic tools:
I use this to prepare our golden images, as you can see I am trying to avoid messing with any App "windows" or "store" labeled.
When you run them, it is normal to see some errors, powershell must be in Elevated rights.
Remember provisioned apps are not the same as regular apps.