Provisioned Packages (Provisioned Apps) in Windows 10 Pro

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Updated on 24th October 2017

By default Microsoft Windows 10 Pro ships with a number of provisioned app packages. Whenever a user signs into a computer for the first time, Windows will register (read: installed) all provisioned apps in the newly created user profile.

For listing the provisioned app packages on your computer, use the PowerShell Cmdlet Get-AppxProvisionedPackage.

Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName | Sort DisplayName

List of Provisioned App Packages

This list provides a reference of each provisioned app package in Windows 10 Pro along the name of the app and a link to the Windows Store.

DisplayNameApp Name & Store Linkv1607v1703v1709
Microsoft.3DBuilder3D Builder
Microsoft.BingWeatherMSN Weather
Microsoft.DesktopAppInstallerApp Installer
Microsoft.GetHelpGet Help  
Microsoft.GetstartedMicrosoft Tips
Microsoft.MessagingMicrosoft Messaging
Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewerMixed Reality Viewer 
Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHubGet Office
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollectionMicrosoft Solitaire Collection
Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotesMicrosoft Sticky Notes
Microsoft.MSPaintPaint 3D 
Microsoft.OneConnectPaid Wi-Fi & Cellular
Microsoft.PeopleMicrosoft People
Microsoft.Print3DPrint 3D  
Microsoft.StorePurchaseAppStore Purchase App1
Microsoft.Windows.PhotosMicrosoft Photos
Microsoft.WindowsAlarmsWindows Alarms & Clock
Microsoft.WindowsCalculatorWindows Calculator
Microsoft.WindowsCameraWindows Camera
microsoft.windowscommunicationsappsMail and Calendar
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHubFeedback Hub
Microsoft.WindowsMapsWindows Maps
Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorderWindows Voice Recorder
Microsoft.WindowsStoreWindows Store
Microsoft.Xbox.TCUIXbox TCUI  
Microsoft.XboxGameOverlayXbox Game Bar 
Microsoft.XboxIdentityProviderXbox Identity Provider
Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlayXbox Speech to Text Overlay1 
Microsoft.ZuneMusicGroove Music
Microsoft.ZuneVideoMovies & TV

1 unavailable in App Store

Personal Recommendation for Current Release

In a business environment it is likely that most of the provisioned apps that come with the standard Windows 10 Pro image are not needed or unwanted. If you are uncertain whether it is safe to remove a provisioned app, or whether you should do so, please find my personal recommendation for a small business below. This list always reflects the current version of Windows 10 Pro at the time of the last edit of this article.

  • Microsoft.3DBuilder
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.BingWeather
    Safe to remove. I prefer to keep the app. A good amount of my users appreciate using the app and many have them pinned to Start. Also, the live tile looks nice.
  • Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller
    Safe to remove, unless you sideload custom or LOB applications.
  • Microsoft.Getstarted
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.Messaging
    Safe to remove, especially if don’t allow your users to link their private Microsoft accounts to their user profile.
  • Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub
    Remove it. This is just an advertisement for Microsoft Office 365 and useless regardless of whether you already use Office or plan to use Office in the future.
  • Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection
    Safe to remove. Unless your company has a policy against games, I would prefer to keep it. It’s nice to offer some distraction during a users lunch break. (Although I always prefer to take a walk in the park, before sitting at my computer yet another hour every day ?).
  • Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.Office.OneNote
    Safe to remove. Especially if your company uses Microsoft Office since it brings the full version of OneNote.
  • Microsoft.OneConnect
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.People
    Safe to remove. Especially if you use Microsoft Outlook. Some users may get confused between Outlook Contacts (which can be shared within the company) and People app contacts.
  • Microsoft.SkypeApp
    Safe to remove. Especially if your company uses an Office suite that includes Skype for Business.
  • Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp
    Safe to remove. Only used in apps that support in-app purchases. Since we don’t want this in our company, I prefer to just remove it.
  • Microsoft.Windows.Photos
    Keep it, unless you use a 3rd-party application to view image files.
  • Microsoft.WindowsAlarms
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.WindowsCalculator
    Keep it, unless you feast off your users tears or rage.
  • Microsoft.WindowsCamera
    Safe to remove on Desktops and Workstations. I would keep it on portable Computers.
  • microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
    Safe to remove. This is the Mail & Calendar app. Definitely remove it if you use Microsoft Outlook or a 3rd-party mail application. People will get confused and if you use Office 365 I guarantee at least one user will configure their email account on it and cause you some amount of headache.
  • Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.WindowsMaps
    Safe to remove. At the moment I prefer to keep it since it has at least some amount of utility.
  • Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder
    Safe to remove.
  • Microsoft.WindowsStore
    I am still uncertain about this app. In our company we don’t want users to use the store, but I don’t know what consequences this might have. I decided to keep it for now.
  • Microsoft.XboxApp
    Remove it. Definitely not needed on company computers even if you decide to keep Solitaire.
  • Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider
    Remove it. Definitely not needed on company computers even if you decide to keep Solitaire.
  • Microsoft.ZuneMusic
    Keep it, unless you use a 3rd-party application to play audio files.
  • Microsoft.ZuneVideo
    Keep it, unless you use a 3rd-party application to play video files.

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