Policy CSP - ADMX_AppxPackageManager


This CSP contains ADMX-backed policies which require a special SyncML format to enable or disable. You must specify the data type in the SyncML as <Format>chr</Format>. For details, see Understanding ADMX-backed policies.

The payload of the SyncML must be XML-encoded; for this XML encoding, there are a variety of online encoders that you can use. To avoid encoding the payload, you can use CDATA if your MDM supports it. For more information, see CDATA Sections.


Scope Editions Applicable OS
✅ Device
❌ User
✅ Pro
✅ Enterprise
✅ Education
✅ Windows SE
✅ IoT Enterprise / IoT Enterprise LTSC
✅ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 21H1 [10.0.19043.1202] and later
✅ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later

This policy setting allows you to manage the deployment of Windows Store apps when the user is signed in using a special profile. Special profiles are the following user profiles, where changes are discarded after the user signs off:

Roaming user profiles to which the "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles" Group Policy setting applies.

Mandatory user profiles and super-mandatory profiles, which are created by an administrator.

Temporary user profiles, which are created when an error prevents the correct profile from loading.

User profiles for the Guest account and members of the Guests group.

  • If you enable this policy setting, Group Policy allows deployment operations (adding, registering, staging, updating, or removing an app package) of Windows Store apps when using a special profile.

  • If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, Group Policy blocks deployment operations of Windows Store apps when using a special profile.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace


This is an ADMX-backed policy and requires SyncML format for configuration. For an example of SyncML format, refer to Enabling a policy.

ADMX mapping:

Name Value
Name AllowDeploymentInSpecialProfiles
Friendly Name Allow deployment operations in special profiles
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > App Package Deployment
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Appx
Registry Value Name AllowDeploymentInSpecialProfiles
ADMX File Name AppxPackageManager.admx

Policy configuration service provider