Friday, January 29, 2021

Remove Windows 10 Built-In Apps when creating MDT Image

Before you run the script it is good to understand what is AppxPackage and AppxProvisioned Package

AppX packages – Applications installed with the operating system

AppX provisioned packages – Applications installed for each new user to a windows image.

The two commands which are used in the scripts are 

1) Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage 

2) Remove-AppxPackage

The Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet removes app packages (.appx) from a Windows image. App packages will not be installed when new user accounts are created. Packages will not be removed from existing user accounts. To remove app packages (.appx) that are not provisioned or to remove a package for a particular user only, use Remove-AppxPackage instead.

In MDT, When we create a windows image, we make the changes in Audit Mode, which is the administrator account but when new user login for the first time after the deployment the user profile get copied from the Default Profile (Hidden by default).

Remove-Appx-ProvisionedPackage removes the packages from Default Profile so the new users will not see those packages when they log in.

Each windows version comes with a different list of Application. It's better to run the below commands and get the list.

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | select DisplayName

Get-AppxPackage | select Name

Once you get the list and decide what you want to remove, you can add it to the $AppList and the script will remove the Apps from the image.

Create a powershell script by copying the below and run it on the MDT image

$AppsList = "Microsoft.BingWeather",

























ForEach ($App in $AppsList)


$Packages = Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $App}

if ($Packages -ne $null)


"Removing Appx Package: $App"

foreach ($Package in $Packages) { Remove-AppxPackage -package $Package.PackageFullName }


else { "Unable to find package: $App" }

$ProvisionedPackage = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | Where-Object {$_.displayName -eq $App}

if ($ProvisionedPackage -ne $null)


"Removing Appx Provisioned Package: $App"

remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online -packagename $ProvisionedPackage.PackageName


else { "Unable to find provisioned package: $App" }


1 comment:

RP said...

Cheers, works well for those apps my old script won't delete.

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