+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Windows 8 Thread, deploy windows store apps in Technical; Hi All, does anybody know away to deploy windows store apps to all users, currently looking into creating a student ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    deploy windows store apps

    Hi All,

    does anybody know away to deploy windows store apps to all users, currently looking into creating a student image win8.1 on suface pro

    also are they any major obstacles that any of you had to overcome in your deployments

    thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    98
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi, have you looked into Cisco's mdm? Meraki ? I believe you can deploy via that. Or lightspeeds mdm

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    mdm would be good once in circulation, I am looking for away to include as part of image

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Any ideas on windows apps from windows store without using mdm

    Thanks for advice so far and in advance

  5. #5
    Yeo695's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    129
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 43 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by jd20075 View Post
    Any ideas on windows apps from windows store without using mdm

    Thanks for advice so far and in advance

    I ran into the exact same issue you're having right now about 2 months ago. After about 3 days solid of looking into it I came to the conclusion that mdm is the best and I'm pretty sure only way. If it's less than 60 surfaces I would also consider doing it manually. It may go faster than you think.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    738
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 105 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeo695 View Post
    I ran into the exact same issue you're having right now about 2 months ago. After about 3 days solid of looking into it I came to the conclusion that mdm is the best and I'm pretty sure only way. If it's less than 60 surfaces I would also consider doing it manually. It may go faster than you think.
    Hi,

    could you let us know how you are doing this with the meraki MDM solution. Are you talking about the windows store apps? i thought these were per-user install as opposed to per computer install?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ash.

  7. #7

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    Meraki MDM does not have the ability to deploy Windows Store apps. I asked about it on the Meraki stand at BETT and they weren't even sure if it was on the development roadmap.

  8. #8


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,065
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 2,717 Times in 2,005 Posts
    Rep Power
    795
    Have you read Microsoft's deployment guide?

    Windows Store Apps - A Deployment Guide for Education

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    738
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 105 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    Hi,
    I did look at that but it just doesn't answer the questions properly due to the lack of per computer installed. The problem comes when you have institution owned devices that are shared by students. If an app has been identified and need to be rolled out to tablets it should be easier for us IT administrators to send that out and be ready for the students to use the app rather than they have to install it etc. I think this really need to be addressed if we're use to fully use the metro touch screen apps in a major way.

    Ash.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    387
    Thank Post
    35
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    32

  11. #11

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    You can do it with System Center, but even this has caveats:

    1. If you're not already using System Center, it's a massive and complicated sledgehammer that you'll need to set up to crack the nut of app installs (probably on a new virtual server, let's be honest)
    2. It still means the user has to have a Microsoft account set up.
    3. It still doesn't silently deploy, each user has to tap install.

    Admittedly those last two aren't much different from iOS, but it's far from ideal.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    387
    Thank Post
    35
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    32
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    You can do it with System Center, but even this has caveats:

    1. If you're not already using System Center, it's a massive and complicated sledgehammer that you'll need to set up to crack the nut of app installs (probably on a new virtual server, let's be honest)
    2. It still means the user has to have a Microsoft account set up.
    3. It still doesn't silently deploy, each user has to tap install.

    Admittedly those last two aren't much different from iOS, but it's far from ideal.
    Cheers @AngryTechnician
    We already use system centre for things like end point etc, and only just starting to look into the app allocation process havent used it yet. Didnt realise its going to be as bad as IOS and that you need user intervention to install the app.

    Possibly a back to the drawing board situation then.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    21
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    I need the Windows Store Apps - A Deployment Guide for Education document about a month ago... I heard from about 5 people at MS and all of them said bits and parts of this document but none had all of this information. It is nice it is finally all put together but this should have been released on RTM day of Windows 8.1... Come on MS get your sh.t together.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Customise windows 8 store apps in image
    By RabbieBurns in forum Windows 8
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15th October 2013, 08:54 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th January 2013, 10:53 AM
  3. [Windows Software] Deploying Windows 7 Professional using WDS into Windows 7 OEM licensed workstation
    By albertwt in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th July 2010, 07:26 AM
  4. [Windows Software] Deploying Windows XP VM
    By albertwt in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 5th April 2010, 08:29 AM
  5. [Windows Software] Deploying Windows 7 COmpanywide (50 PC)
    By albertwt in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10th February 2010, 12:26 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •