Using the MSIX Packaging Tool in a disconnected environment
While we make it super easy for users to acquire the MSIX Packaging Tool through the Microsoft store, but we know that not everyone has the store, or a connected environment where they want to perform conversions. This is only available for our public releases, not for our Insider program releases.
Get the MSIX Packaging Tool
You can also directly download the latest version of the offline package here:
If you are encountering issues with the offline copy of the packaging tool, make sure you have the offline copy of the license or the tool.
After you have the offline version of the application, you can use PowerShell to add the app package and license to your machine.
Example of offline installation
PS C:\> Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -Path C:\offline -PackagePath C:\MSIX\MyPackage.msix -LicensePath C:\MSIX\MyLicense.xml
Get the MSIX Packaging Tool driver
The MSIX Packaging Tool driver is delivered as a Feature on Demand (FOD) package from Windows Update and will fail to install if the Windows Update service is disabled on the machine or Windows Insider flight ring settings do not match the OS build of the computer.
If you are in an enterprise environment with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Systems Center (now Microsoft Endpoint Manager) you may need to modify your default configuration, or just download and install the FOD manually:
- Download the FOD .cab file for Windows 10, version 1809, x64 or Windows 10, version 1809, x86
- Download the FOD .cab file for Windows 10, version 1903, x64 or Windows 10, version 1903, x86 NOTE: This will also work for Windows 10, version 1909
- Download the FOD .cab file for Windows 10, version 2004, x64 NOTE: This will also work for later Windows 10 versions
- Individually-obtained Feature on Demand (FOD) packages can be installed using DISM command-line options. In an elevated PowerShell window type:
Dism /Online /add-package /packagepath:(path)
Otherwise, if you have access to enterprise or OEM channels you can obtain the driver from Windows 10 Features on Demand media from one of the following sources: