Sideload Apps for All Users on a Device
Apps installed in a Windows 8 image are called provisioned apps. Provisioned apps are injected in the image and are installed for every user the first time the user logs on. This is the preferred method for making an app available to all users on a device. Provisioned apps are specific to a device and do not roam with the user. You can only install 24 provisioned apps in an image.
Table 3. Windows 8 Image Scenarios
For Windows images that have already been deployed, use the Add-AppxPackage cmdlet to deploy apps, as described in Sideloading an App for an Individual User. If you do use the DISM app provisioning commands on a deployed Windows image with active users, ensure that all users are logged off prior to using the DISM commands.
Use DISM Command Line to Provision an App for All Users
You can provision an app for all users on a device by using the DISM command line (dism.exe). The DISM tool is included in Windows 8 and the Windows Server 2012 operating system and can provision apps in an offline or online Windows image.
Use Windows PowerShell Cmdlets to Provision an App for All Users
You can provision an app for all users on a device by using the Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage cmdlet. This and other DISM cmdlets are in the dism Windows PowerShell module, which must be loaded in Windows PowerShell before you can run any of the DISM cmdlets. The dism module is included in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Load the dism module by running the following Windows PowerShell command:
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