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

Assign

User-experience

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.

Startmenu


4 thoughts on “Uninstall Windows 10 apps with Intune”

  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.

      1. Great, thank you very much for your time!
        It is weird that we can’t find the app using the search field, it seems MS really wants us to play Solitaire at work 🙂

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