System Apps - List of Purpose


  1. Posts : 28
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       #1

    System Apps - List of Purpose


    I'm trying to cut down on extraneous programs that are available to our students in our school.

    Does anyone have a collective list of the System Apps in Windows 10 that explains the purpose for each file?

    I'm using Win10 Pro 2004
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  2. Posts : 16,120
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       #2

    Hello @PosseJohn,

    Welcome to TenForums!

    PosseJohn said:
    I'm trying to cut down on extraneous programs that are available to our students in our school.

    Does anyone have a collective list of the System Apps in Windows 10 that explains the purpose for each file?

    I'm using Win10 Pro 2004
    Do you mean something like this => Different apps included in Windows 10?

    I hope this helps!
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  3. Posts : 28
    WIN10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    List of Programs I was Inquiring About


    All these folders are located in C:\Windows\SystemApps

    Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.AccountsControl_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.AsyncTextService_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    microsoft.creddialoghost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.ECApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Win32WebViewHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.AddSuggestedFoldersToLibraryDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.AppRep.ChxApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.AppResolverUX_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.AssignedAccessLockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.CallingShellApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.CapturePicker_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.FilePicker_cw5n1h2txyewy
    microsoft.windows.narratorquickstart_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkCaptivePortal_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.PinningConfirmationDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.SecureAssessmentBrowser_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.XGpuEjectDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy
    MicrosoftWindows.UndockedDevKit_cw5n1h2txyewy
    NcsiUwpApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    ParentalControls_cw5n1h2txyewy
    ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy

    These folders I have already disabled by adding prefix OLD_ (if needed I can restore easily):
    OLD_Microsoft.BioEnrollment_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.EdgeDevtoolsPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    OLD_Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    OLD_Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Windows.CBSPreview_cw5n1h2txyewy
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  4. Posts : 16,120
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       #4

    Hello @PosseJohn,

    PosseJohn said:
    These folders I have already disabled by adding prefix OLD_ (if needed I can restore easily):

    OLD_Microsoft.BioEnrollment_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.EdgeDevtoolsPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    OLD_Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    OLD_Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy
    OLD_Windows.CBSPreview_cw5n1h2txyewy
    I see what you mean now!

    I am not sure if they will get re-instated when there is a Feature Update though, so that is worth looking out for!

    I usually remove mine post installation with a script that I wrote for ALL users. I then run another script that provisions them so they can NOT be re-installed during a Feature Update.

    I do it this way because I know that I will NOT use them, but I suppose in your situation there is always a possibility that you will need them and can therefore just re-enable them!

    I hope this helps!
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  5. Posts : 28
    WIN10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you for the information. I like the idea of doing this with a script file to rename.

    How do you use a script to changes the provisions so they don't reappear after a feature update?

    Thanks,\.
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  6. Posts : 16,120
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Hello @PosseJohn,

    PosseJohn said:
    Thank you for the information. I like the idea of doing this with a script file to rename.

    How do you use a script to changes the provisions so they don't reappear after a feature update?
    My scripts do NOT rename them, they actually uninstall them so they can NOT be re-installed!

    That is NOT what you want as you may need to re-enable them at some point!

    I hope this helps!
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  7. Posts : 1
    Win 10
       #7

    SSN651 said:
    Thank you for the information. I like the idea of doing this with a script file to rename.

    How do you use a script to changes the provisions so they don't reappear after a feature update?

    Thanks,\.
    Hi @posseJohn,

    Not exactly a script solution, but you can follow the steps in this Msoft article to prevent apps from being reprovisioned during a semi-annual update:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ovisioned-apps

    Hope this is helpful.

    Take care!
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