Windows Configuration Designer - Unable to add applications

Nicholas Lachica 35 Reputation points

After the 2023.703.0.0 update for Windows Configuration Designer, I have been unable to add an application to the provisioning package.

After entering the application name, targeting the installer path, and clicking "Add", the "Add" button turns grey and nothing happens.User's image

I have tested this on multiple devices, and they are all getting the same issue.

This worked fine two weeks ago, prior to the 2023.703.0.0 update.

Any workaround/ideas?

A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.
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  1. Nick B 361 Reputation points

    Yes dear. Install all visual redistributables, windows SDK comes with its own configuration designer aside Microsoft store one. Try different version if that does not solve it - install visual studio community with windows SDK provided.

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  1. Brian Law 1 Reputation point

    I tried installing Visual Studio with the SDK but I still have the same problem. Is there a Windows Configuration Designer in Visual Studio itself?

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  2. bwilkerson217 21 Reputation points

    I am also having this issue along with another tech. Worked fine until recently.

  3. Brian Law 1 Reputation point

    Even tech support at Microsoft will not respond with an Answer

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  4. Harrison Chotzen 0 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Prior WCD releases are distributed in the Windows ADK and can be installed from

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