Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB - No more built-in metro apps?

Hello!

Today I installed on a machine Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB Evaluation Build 10240 and

I realized there are no built-in metro apps in Start Menu.

The only big icons that appear in Start menu are "Search" and "Contact support".

Metro apps ( like Weather, Store ) are not even listed under All apps section.

Any idea how to install them?

Also, Edge is missing. Any idea on when will be Edge introduced in Enterprise version?

Thank you!

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Hi,

Your last question about when Edge will be introduced to Enterprise leads me to wonder if you are aware of how the "Long Term Servicing Branch" system for Windows 10 Enterprise is meant to work.

Just to clarify: Windows 10 Home users get updates continuously. Windows 10 Pro customers have the ability to choose between Windows Update or Windows Update for Businesses as well as delay updates.

Windows 10 Enterprise for larger volume licence customers and (probably) Windows Intune subscribers can choose as they prefer for different devices. On installation/deployment time, Enterprise customers can choose between two deployments of Windows 10 Enterprise edition to handle updates:

  • CB (Current Branch) is just referred to as Windows 10 Enterprise and is available on MSDN and on the TechNet eval center. This version has Edge, modern apps and the ability to have rapid updates or slower updates determined by the Enterprise IT department or policy settings. Can use Windows Update, Windows Update for business or WSUS. Can delay updates.

  • LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) is a different ISO file, referred to as Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB. This is a different deployment almost altogether, where you at the moment do not get either the Edge browser or Modern apps because you need Windows to be as stable in feature-set and updates as possible for mission critical applications. The LTSB edition will have its feature set be updated semi-annually and ONLY receive critical updates or security fixes in the interim. Updated as Windows 7/8 was, using tools like Config Manager or WSUS. Can block updates.

Update: cleaned up terminology a bit, added info about updates for editions.

I hope this clarifies. :)

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  • Grab C:\Program Files\WindowsApps from Install.WIM on a Windows 10 Enterprise CB ISO
  • Place them as you see them in the WIM on your real system
  • Add-AppXPackage -Register 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\*\AppManifest.xml' -DisableDevelopmentMode
  • (Repeat the last step 2 more times to work around dependency hell)
  • Do as this article tells you to do: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2798317

Fixed!  I'll take beers or **** (or both!)

NOTE: 3D Builder is broken as all hell, delete it out of WindowsApps and reinstall from Microsoft Store.  Then you have consumer apps on Windows 10 without the Cortana **** or consumer spyware.

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