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  • I've been trying to no avail to install a Windows 10 universal app with powershell remoting. I've tried all i can think of so now I'm turning to you hoping that someone can provide me with an answer or explanation as to why my approach isn't working. Alternative solutions is also appreciated.

    Essentially what i want to do is to be able to install a Windows 10 app remotely and my approach consists of downloading the file to the target computer and using powershell remoting to run the install. This is a boiled down version of my script:

    $computerName = 'XYZ'
    $userName = 'abc'
    $newCred = Get-Credential "$computerName\$userName"
    $newSession = New-PSSession -ComputerName $computerName -Credential $newCred -ErrorAction Stop
    Invoke-Command -Session $newSession -ErrorAction Stop -Verbose -Scriptblock {   
    
    function installApp($srcDirectory) {
         $installer = Get-ChildItem "$srcDirectory\App.Test*\Add-AppDevPackage.ps1" | Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName        
         &($installer)             
    }
    
    $srcDirectory =  "$($env:TEMP)/TestApp"
        installApp($srcDirectory)
    }
    
    Remove-PSSession $newSession

    Essentially all it tries to do is to run the generated script that were generated in visual studio in order to install the app. But when i run it i get the following:

    Installing app...
    
    Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Det gick inte att registrera paketet.
    
    error 0x80070005: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.
    
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] a3f9b89b-3292-000113ea-f9a39232d101 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID a3f9b89b-3292-0001-13ea-f9a39232d101
    
    At  C:\Users\abc\AppData\Local\Temp\App\TestApp_1_0_0\Add-AppDevPackage.ps 1:392 char:13
    +             Add-AppxPackage -Path $DeveloperPackagePath.FullName -
    +             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          :     (C:\Users\abc..._arm.appxbundle:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand
    
    Error: Could not install the app.

    And the output from Get-AppxLog -ActivityID a3f9b89b-3292-0001-13ea-f9a39232d101 is:

    ID Message ---- -- ------- 2015-12-10 10:45:39 301 The calling process is wsmprovhost.exe 2015-12-10 10:45:39 603 Started deployment Add operation on a package with main parameter: Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86_x64_arm.appxbundle and Options: Fo rceApplicationShutdownOption. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app deployment issues. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 164 The app bundle signature was validated for core content of the app bundle published by CN=xxx. App packages won't be validated until they are read. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 391 The bundle streaming reader was created successfully for bundle 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutra l_~_m042xdac27ax6. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 10002 Creating Resiliency File C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\d195e8d8-35c4-4b85-bb4f-d99c525791c1_S-1-5-21-3220428687- 2095128414-3811769907-1077_1.rslc for Add Operation on Package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral _~_m042xdac27ax6. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 607 Deployment Add operation on package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral_~_m042xdac27ax6 has been d e-queued and is running for user XYZ\abc. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 613 Adding uri to the list of Uris: file:///C:/Users/abc/AppData/Local/Temp/TestApp/Test.App_1 .1.1.0_Test/Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86_x64_arm.appxbundle. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 614 Bundle Uri file:///C:/Users/abc/AppData/Local/Temp/TestApp/Test.App_1.1.1.0_Test/Artologik .Kiosk_1.1.1.0_x86_x64_arm.appxbundle contains packages: "Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86.appx": 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.TestApp _1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 "Test.App_1.1.1.0_x64.appx": 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_ 1.1.1.0_x64__m042xdac27ax6 "Test.App_1.1.1.0_ARM.appx": 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_arm__m0 42xdac27ax6. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 157 The app package signature was validated for core content of the app package published by CN=xxx. Payload won't be validated unt il the files are read. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 170 The streaming reader was created successfully for app package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m04 2xdac27ax6. 2015-12-10 10:45:40 613 Adding uri to the list of Uris: file:///C:/Users/abc/AppData/Local/Temp/TestApp/Test.App_1 .1.1.0_Test/Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86_x64_arm.appxbundle\Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86.appx. 2015-12-10 10:45:41 446 GetFullyQualifiedReference from the Main Resource Map for package full name: 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1 .1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 and reference string: Test.App failed. 2015-12-10 10:45:41 446 GetFullyQualifiedReference from the Main Resource Map for package full name: 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1 .1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 and reference string: xxx failed. 2015-12-10 10:45:41 446 GetFullyQualifiedReference from the Main Resource Map for package full name: 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1 .1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 and reference string: Test.App failed. 2015-12-10 10:45:41 446 GetFullyQualifiedReference from the Main Resource Map for package full name: 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1 .1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 and reference string: Test.App failed. 2015-12-10 10:45:41 446 GetFullyQualifiedReference from the Main Resource Map for package full name: 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1 .1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 and reference string: default.html failed. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 10000 About to service package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6. Setting the package state to disabled returned with 0x80070490. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 827 Capability parsing started for the package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6 2015-12-10 10:45:42 5060 error 0x80070005: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 303 error 0x80070005: While preparing to process the request, the system failed to register the windows.visualElements extension due to the following error: Access is denied. . 2015-12-10 10:45:42 300 error 0x80070005: Cannot register the 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_m042xdac27ax6 package due to the followi ng error: Access is denied. . 2015-12-10 10:45:42 605 The last successful state reached was ResolvedDeferredRegistrations. Failure occurred before reaching the next state Registration Changed. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 472 Moving package folder \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral_~_m042x dac27ax6 to \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral_~_m042xda c27ax67380de84-c8fa-4c14-a532-e6f2a1242a48. Result: 0x0. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 472 Moving package folder \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27 ax6 to \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax60605 8072-2034-461b-a9ba-a085b10152a7. Result: 0x0. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 10001 Finished servicing package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86__m042xdac27ax6. Setting the package sta te to enabled returned with 0x0. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 401 Deployment Add operation with target volume C: on Package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral_~_m0 42xdac27ax6 from: (Test.App_1.1.1.0_x86_x64_arm.appxbundle) failed with error 0x80073CF6. See http://go.microsoft.com/fw link/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app deployment issues. 2015-12-10 10:45:42 404 AppX Deployment operation failed for package 588388d0-5c5f-41e1-8965-f8ed6a2644.Test.App_1.1.1.0_neutral_~_m042xdac27ax6 w ith error 0x80073CF6. The specific error text for this failure is: error 0x80070005: Adding a tile failed with unexpected error.


    Any help at all is really appreciated. I mean it! Any at all, suggestions, workarounds, pagan rituals, crystals,...

    P.s Sorry for the double posting (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34199280/installing-windows-10-app-with-powershell-remoting)

    Monday, December 14, 2015 1:48 PM

All replies

  • Hi Magnus Jonneryd,

    Based on my understanding, your issue was more related to publishing forum, this is UWP development forum. It only support development issue. I would move it to “Submitting and Publishing Apps” forum for better support.

    Best Regards,

    Xavier Eoro


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    Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:18 AM
  • Hello Magnus,

    Did you ever come across a solution for this issue?  I'm in nearly the same boat right now trying to install an appx package from a Windows service with Powershell and I'm receiving a similar error to the 'adding a tile failed with unexpected error.'

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:41 PM
  • Sadly no. I haven't looked at it for a while though. But it's still an issue that needs to be resolved.
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:56 AM