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Add-AppxProvisionedPackage [-CustomDataPath <String>] [-DependencyPackagePath <String[]>] [-FolderPath <String>][-LicensePath <String>] [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath <String>] [-PackagePath <String>][-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-SkipLicense] [-SystemDrive <String>] [-WindowsDirectory <String>] -Online*[<CommonParameters>]
Add-AppxProvisionedPackage [-CustomDataPath <String>] [-DependencyPackagePath <String[]>] [-FolderPath <String>][-LicensePath <String>] [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath <String>] [-PackagePath <String>][-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-SkipLicense] [-SystemDrive <String>] [-WindowsDirectory <String>] -Path* <String>[<CommonParameters>]

The Add-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet adds an app package (.appx) that will install for each new user to a Windows image. If the package has dependencies that are architecture-specific, you must install the applicable architectures for the dependency on the target image. For example, you must install the x86 dependency on the x86 image.

You cannot install an app package (.appx) on an operating system that does not support Windowsr 8 apps. Apps are not supported on Server Core installations of Windows Serverr 2012, Windowsr Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 4.0, or on any versions of Windows older than Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

To install and run apps on Windows Server 2012, you must install the Desktop Experience.

Use the Online parameter to specify the running operating system on your local computer, or use the Path parameter to specify the location of a mounted Windows image.

Use the PackagePath, DependencyPackagePath, and LicensePath parameters to specify the location of all the files that are needed to add the provisioned app package (.appx). Use these parameters to provision line-of-business apps.

Use the FolderPath parameter to specify the location of a folder of unpacked app package (.appx) files that includes any dependency packages and a license file.

To add an app package (.appx) for a particular user, or to test a package while developing your app, use the Add-AppxPackage cmdlet instead.

For more information, including requirements for app package provisioning, see Sideload Apps with DISM ( and How to develop an OEM app that uses a custom file ( in the TechNet Library..


-CustomDataPath [<String>]

Specifies the location of a custom data file. The custom data file will be renamed and saved in the app data store.

-DependencyPackagePath [<String[]>]

Specifies the location of a dependency package.

-FolderPath [<String>]

Specifies a folder of unpacked app package files containing a main package and any dependency packages. This folder must also contain your application license.

-LicensePath [<String>]

Specifies the location of the .xml file containing your application license.

-LogLevel [<LogLevel>]

Specifies the maximum output level shown in the logs. The default log level is 3. The accepted values are as follows:1 = Errors only2 = Errors and warnings3 = Errors, warnings, and information4 = All of the information listed previously, plus debug output

-LogPath [<String>]

Specifies the full path and file name to log to. If not set, the default is %WINDIR%\Logs\Dism\dism.log.In Windows PE, the default directory is the RAMDISK scratch space which can be as low as 32 MB. The log file will automatically be archived. The archived log file will be saved with .bak appended to the file name and a new log file will be generated. Each time the log file is archived the .bak file will be overwritten. When using a network share that is not joined to a domain, use the net use command together with domain credentials to set access permissions before you set the log path for the DISM log.

-Online <SwitchParameter>

Specifies that the action is to be taken on the operating system that is currently running on the local computer.

-PackagePath [<String>]

Specifies the location of the app package (.appx) to add to the Windows image. This package will be added for every new user account. To add an app package (.appx) for a particular user or to test a package while developing your app, use the Add-AppxPackage cmdlet instead.

The PackagePath parameter is only supported for offline servicing when the technician computer is running a version of Windows that supports Windows 8 apps.

-Path <String>

Specifies the full path to the root directory of the offline Windows image that you will service. If the directory named Windows is not a subdirectory of the root directory, -WindowsDirectory must be specified.

-ScratchDirectory [<String>]

Specifies a temporary directory that will be used when extracting files for use during servicing. The directory must exist locally. If not specified, the \Windows\%Temp% directory will be used, with a subdirectory name of a randomly generated hexadecimal value for each run of DISM. Items in the scratch directory are deleted after each operation. You should not use a network share location as a scratch directory to expand a package (.cab or .msu file) for installation. The directory used for extracting files for temporary usage during servicing should be a local directory.

-SkipLicense [<SwitchParameter>]

Adds an app package without a license file.

Only use SkipLicense with apps that do not require a license on Enterprise or Server versions of the operating system. Using SkipLicense in other scenarios can compromise an image.

-SystemDrive [<String>]

Specifies the path to the location of the BootMgr files. This is necessary only when the BootMgr files are located on a partition other than the one that you are running the command from. Use -SystemDrive to service an installed Windows image from a Windows PE environment.

-WindowsDirectory [<String>]

Specifies the path to the Windows directory relative to the image path. This cannot be the full path to the Windows directory; it should be a relative path. If not specified, the default is the Windows directory in the root of the offline image directory.


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Microsoft.Dism.Commands.ImageObject Microsoft.Dism.Commands.AppxPackageObject
  1. Add an app package to the running operating system:
    PS C:\> Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -FolderPath "c:\Appx"

    This command adds the app package, dependency packages, and license file from the c:\Appx folder to the running Windows operating system. The package will be installed for the current user and any new user account created on the computer.

  2. Add an app package an operating system image:
    PS C:\> Add-AppxProvisionedPackage -Path c:\offline -PackagePath c:\Appx\myPackage.appx -DependencyPath c:\Appx\dependency1\dependencyPackage.appx -LicensePath c:\Appx\myLicense.xml

    This command adds the app package, myPackage.appx, to the Windows image mounted to c:\offline.

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