Disable windows 10 non enterprise store tab’s

With the new Windows Store for Business, organizations can make volume purchases of Windows apps. The Store for Business provides app purchases based on organizational identity, flexible distribution options, and the ability to reclaim or re-use licenses. Organizations can also use the Store for Business to create a private store for their employees that includes apps from the Store, as well private Line-of-Business (LOB) apps.

For a Windows 10 project that I am currently  working on we wanted to disable the non enterprise store tabs in the windows Store app and only use the Windows store for business!

Current situation, logged in with an business user account:

currentStore

According to Microsoft, The only way to disable the non enterprise store tabs right now is a mobile CSP. Supposedly, a GPO for this is forthcoming, but not available yet. If you disable the store with the GPO, the private store goes with it!

Well this is not completely true because I managed to find the right registry key to accomplish this. see below for the result:

resultStore

To fix this the only thing you need to change is one registry setting, assuming you already configured Azure AD and Business store of course!

Using Registry Editor
Run regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPolicyManagerdefaultApplicationManagementRequirePrivateStoreOnly

Change the DWORD VALUE in the RequirePrivateStoreOnly key  from 0 to 1.

Restart you windows Store app and you should now only see the business store! If you arent’t logged in with an business account then you only see a grey window!

I hope this was informative for you!

This setting is tested on a Windows 10 enterprise (Build 10586.164).

Kind regards,

Pouyan

4 thoughts on “Disable windows 10 non enterprise store tab’s”

  1. Doesn’t work for us. We’re running Windows 10 CBB 10586.318, but still seeing all regular tabs and apps. Does anyone know if this still works in newer builds?

    1. Hi E. van Beek, Try to update the “Store app” manually first, because the registry works only on the latest version of windows store app available for build 10586.x. In the newest fast ring releases Microsoft has included the option to disable the public store in the GPO, but the GPO doesn’t work on 10586.x version of windows 10.. I have tried to apply the new admx/registry settings on the 10586.x build but the store app doesn’t work with it… I hope updating the store app manually will fix your problem, let me know If it doesn’t work..

  2. Doesn’t work for us. We’re running Windows 10 CBB 10586.318, but still seeing all regular tabs and apps. Does anyone know if this still works in newer builds?

    1. Hi E. van Beek, Try to update the “Store app” manually first, because the registry works only on the latest version of windows store app available for build 10586.x. In the newest fast ring releases Microsoft has included the option to disable the public store in the GPO, but the GPO doesn’t work on 10586.x version of windows 10.. I have tried to apply the new admx/registry settings on the 10586.x build but the store app doesn’t work with it… I hope updating the store app manually will fix your problem, let me know If it doesn’t work..

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