How to Enable or Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online in Windows 10


Microsoft has added a new Push To Install service on June 6, 2018 to the Microsoft Store online website for a feature called Install on my devices that allows you to remotely install apps you own with your Microsoft account from the Microsoft Store online website to any of your Windows 10 devices that you also sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

If you like, you can configure a group policy setting to enable or disable if users will be able to push Apps to this device from the Microsoft Store running on other devices or the web. If disabled, users will still be able to go through the process to remotely install apps from the Microsoft Store online to this PC, but the app will not actually get installed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Push To Install service for users to remotely install apps from the Microsoft Store online website to a Windows 10 PC.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable to remotely install (Push To Install) apps from the Microsoft Store online website on this PC.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Push To Install for "Install on my devices" from Microsoft Store online website
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Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two.

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Push To Install

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3. In the right pane of Push To Install, double click/tap on the Turn off Push To Install service policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PushToInstall

DisablePushToInstall DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable



1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Push_To_Install_apps_from_Microsoft_Store.reg

download


 3. To Disable Remotely Install Apps from Microsoft Store Online

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Push_To_Install_apps_from_Microsoft_Store.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn