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Add public apps using the Microsoft Store

To add a public app from the Microsoft Store for use by Windows devices:

  1. Go to the Application page, then click Add. The Select Application Type dialog opens.
  2. For Platform select Windows, and for Type & Source select Public and Microsoft Store. Then, click OK. The console takes you to the Add Application page.
  3. Add and configure the app:
    • Name — Enter a name for the app as it will appear on the device. It does not need to match the name found on the Microsoft store.
    • Store URL:
      1. Enter the app's URL from the Microsoft store.
      2. Click Verify to validate the URL. If the app has a Package Family Name (PFN), the Package Family Name field populates after validation.

        NOTE — As of Q4 2022, Microsoft is in the process of retiring PFNs, so apps are no longer required to have them. Newer apps might not return a PFN, in which case the Package Family Name field remains blank (-) after validation. Knox Manage can't track the installation of apps without PFNs on devices, so the Install Status column in the app's details will also be blank.
    • Category — Choose a category to organize the app under. If necessary, you can click Manage Category and create a new category.
    • Description (optional) — Enter a description for the app.
    • Icon — Add an icon for the app. Click the frame to open a file dialog, then select an image from your file system. The icon can be in the JPG or PNG file formats and must not exceed 5MB in size.
    • Screenshot (optional) — Add up to four preview images of the app for device users. Click a frame to open a file dialog, then select an image from your file system. Each screenshot can be in JPG or PNG file formats and must not exceed 5MB in size.
  4. Save the app, and choose whether to assign it right away:
    • Click Save & Assign to save the app and assign it. The console takes you to the Assign Application page. For more details, see Assign Windows applications.
    • Click Save to save the app and return to the app list.