Uninstall Windows 10 apps with Intune

In this blog post I will show a method to remove the unwanted Windows 10 modern (inbox) applications using Microsoft Intune and the Microsoft Business Store.
I started this method to remove unwanted applications from Windows 10 after using a PowerShell script before. I found the method using a PowerShell script deployed with Intune wasn`t always reliable as I wanted.

The applications I mean which we can remove using Intune are for example; Skype, Xbox, Game bar and My Office.
Blocking applications like Candy Crush can be done by deploying an Intune Configuration policy and block Consumer Features under the Windows Spotlight settings.

Admin setup

I assume you have already connected the Microsoft Business Store with Intune, if that is not the case have a look at this article first.

  1. Logon to the Business Store via businessstore.microsoft.com
  2. Search for the application you want to remove, in this case Game bar
  3. Click Get app

Game bar

  • Logon to the Microsoft 365 Device Management portal via devicemanagement.microsoft.com
  • Click on Client Apps, Microsoft Store for Business
  • Click Sync, to perform a new sync between Intune and the Business Store.

Sync Business Store

Click on Apps, locate the new application in the list and select the application.
Usually it takes just a few minutes before the new app is present in the application list

Client apps

  • Click Assignments
  • Click Add group
  • Select Uninstall under Assignment type
  • Click Included Groups
  • Select Yes behind Uninstall this app for all users
  • Click OK twice and click Save



Move over to one of your Windows 10 devices. The Game bar application is there on the Startmenu.

Startmenu Game bar

Now just sit back, relax and wait for the application is removed, or perform a manual MDM sync to speed up this process.
After the sync is completed, the Game bar application is removed.



  1. Great article
    Unfortunately I can’t find Microsoft Solitaire Collection in the Store so we still have to deploy a PowerShell script to get rid of this app.

  2. This works like a charm.

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to rename the InTune display name of the App in the App list iIntune? In the full app list, their not way to distinguish apps that are published to the Company Portal or Required installs, from those that are set tp Uninstall. Would love to be able to add the word “Uninstall” or “Remove” in front of the app name.

    Right now, you have to drill down into the Assignments blade for each to look for the “Uninstall Assignments” configuration.

  3. i configured a shared multi user device and i used self driven so no user action was taken.
    When i apply an app uninstall to my device/group it doesn’t do anything.

  4. I don’t suppose you can block specific Win32 apps can you? For example if I wanted to block Zoom, it’s not a modern app so the client gets thrown on the PC from the web.

    • The win32 app type also supports the Uninstall assignment. You could give that a try. Wrapp the installer from Zoom and assign it to all devices as Uninstall. But I have never tried it. I assume Intune will remove Zoom, but if the user is admin he can install it again and probably takes a while until Intune removes the package again.
      There might be better ways to block an app.

  5. Hi Peter,
    this solution was working gr8 for year.
    But now Business Store isn’t supported any longer – what do you use now?

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