Blocking the Store App on Windows 10 Pro


As blocking access to the store app isn’t available through GPO in 10 Pro,

This is an option to keep your users from installing store apps.

There’s a firewall rule allowing outbound access for the store app, this PowerShell command will switch it to block the app

Get-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup ‘Store’ | Set-NetFirewallRule -Action Block

The app will still be available, but will only display this:


To revert to a working store app, run this one:

Get-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup ‘Store’ | Set-NetFirewallRule -Action Allow



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