Distributing Microsoft Reader windows store app with WE8S RRS feed

  • Question

  • We need a simple pdf viewer that would allow onle read specific pdf (it must not allow to edit, open other pdfs, etc). Microsoft Reader for Windows 8 windows store app (https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/store/p/reader/9wzdncrfhwg5) looks perfect for it, but it is a windows store app, and thus cannot simply be included in WE8S image. I found out a way to include the windows store app to an image (it is described here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn387084.aspx), but it requires appx, that cannot be simply get for an app from Windows store. I have two questions:

    1) Is it possible to distribute free windows store app with WE8S? If yes, then how to do  it?

    2) I did not find any information about Microsoft Reader license. Are there any limitations for distributing it or are there any general rules for free Windows store apps?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:54 AM


  • I ran into the same problem. If you try downloading the APPX it will not allow you to sysprep and create a master image for manufacturing. The APPX would only be available for a single user. Tried contacting Microsoft, but got no response.

    I would recommended contacting a Microsoft distributor and see if Microsoft has a clearer story on getting apps like this one.

    Sean Liming - Book Author: Starter Guide SIM - www.annabooks.com / www.seanliming.com

    • Proposed as answer by Sean LimingMVP Friday, December 2, 2016 4:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by egeorgi Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:52 PM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:19 PM