Launch UWP 'system' app (cloud experience host)

DeeG 1 Reputation point

I have enabled the GPO to bring up the Windows Hello for Business enrollment at user logon and it works fine.

However we have a lot of remote workers that log on 'offline' then connect to the domain over VPN.

I'm looking for a way to invoke the Whfb enrollment process via a script which I will run post VPN connection. I'm struggling to find a way to launch the UWP app (CloudExperienceHost) that controls the enrollment.

I've found the related protocol (ms-cxh:) but it just launches a blank screen so assum it needs some arguments.

I've seen a few PS scripts that talk about launching from the shell: protocol but I can't get these to work as they are more focused on standard user apps

I should be possible 'in-session' as we get an occasional random toast notification which will kick off the process. Triggering that would be fine as well

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  1. RicardusLeo 11 Reputation points


    Please open a CMD prompt and give the following commands a try:

    Full Screen:




    Hope it helps!

    Best regards,


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  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    See if this works

    start shell:AppsFolder\YourAppFullName!App  

    You may refer to this link

    Best Regards,


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