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Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath <String>][-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-SystemDrive <String>] [-WindowsDirectory <String>] -Online* -PackageName* <String>[<CommonParameters>]
Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage [-LogLevel {Errors | Warnings | WarningsInfo}] [-LogPath <String>][-ScratchDirectory <String>] [-SystemDrive <String>] [-WindowsDirectory <String>] -PackageName* <String> -Path*<String> [<CommonParameters>]

The Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage cmdlet removes app packages (.appx) from a Windows image. App packages will not be installed when new user accounts are created. Packages will not be removed from existing user accounts. To remove app packages (.appx) that are not provisioned or to remove a package for a particular user only, use Remove-AppxPackage instead.


-LogLevel [<LogLevel>]

  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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>]

  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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

-PackageName <String>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

Specifies the name of the app package (.appx) to remove from the Windows image.

-Path <String>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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>]

  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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.

-SystemDrive [<String>]

  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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>]

  • Accepts pipeline input ByPropertyName

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. Remove an app package from an image:
    PS C:\> Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Path c:\offline -PackageName MyAppxPkg

    This command removes the app package (.appx), MyAppxPkg, from the Windows image that is mounted to c:\offline.

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