Pretty sure you have searched a lot of websites trying to search for various solutions. You are stuck with your Windows 10 which you just got, and you took the LTSB version. Damn, you gotta regret it. Read this post, it will be the last you will read on finding your solution to installing Windows Store in Windows 10 LTSB version. Find out why LTSB version is not recommended over CB. And why Windows Store is actually missing in LTSB.
Well, to start with, I too had Windows 10 for approximately 2 months. It was smooth, super-looking and lovely. Yet, a geek always finds something that is missing. For me, it was Windows Store App. Stunned with absence of such a great feature, i planned a quick research, of course, GOOGLE! Meanwhile, know that LTSB means “Long Term Servicing Branch” and CB means “Current Branch”.
Consequently, I found a number of forums and websites claiming various methods to install Windows Store in LTSB version of Enterprise. Here are some listed :
Option 1. Installing via Powershell
- Go to Settings > Updates and Security > For Developers.
- Move to Use Developer features and select Sideload apps.
- Install the certificate for the application by a bundled appx package.
- Import the certificate to the local machine under the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder.
- Sideload the app onto the machine using Powershell and the
- You will now have the application installed on that Windows 10 Machine.
Option 2. Installing the files from Windows 10 CB to Enterprise
- Get Install.WIM file located in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder on a Windows 10 Enterprise CB ISO.
- Place them in the same directory as CB version of Windows 10. Add-AppXPackage -Register ‘C:\Program Files\WindowsApps*\AppManifest.xml’ -DisableDevelopmentMode
Well, I’m pretty sure you might have found other solutions too. But you got to know, you cannot mess up with Windows badly. Whatever you do, you just end up getting irritated.
So, How do i get Windows Store in LTSB?
So, the question again. Can i install Windows Store in Windows 10 LTSB version?
Answer is- NO! Whatever you do, it won’t work. Here’s what official statement for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB says:
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.
In simple terms, LTSB is more secure way of technology. And with security, comes a price. You will not have regular Windows 10 Updates. Instead, it receives only Security updates. Programs like Edge, Cortana, Store, Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, OneNote, Weather, News, Sports, Money, Photos, Camera, Music, Clock, and the Store are not available. Hope now you know, why Windows Store is missing in your LTSB version.
If you are still wishing to find a solution, go forth. But why not simply get to CB version of Windows 10? It is what exactly you want. You will love Cortana, Windows Store and everything that CB offers as compared to the stupid LTSB version. Don’t be lazy, get yourself the CB today and enjoy it. Hope you got your answers through this article.