Deploy a MSIX application with SCCM and test it on a client

As per SCCM 2012 build 1806 it is possible to deploy MSIX packages. In this article, I will describe all the steps that are needed to deploy a MSIX package on a Windows 10 v1809 client.

In the article Package and install a MSIX package Paint.Net 4.1.5 was packaged as a MSIX package. In Create a MSIX modification package a modification package was created to add some addins. In this article both applications will be used.

Before you can install a MSIX package on a client, you have to:

  1. Deploy the certificate
  2. Enable sideloading apps

This can be done via policies:

Certficate in Trusted Root

Certficate in Trusted Root

Sideload apps

Sideload apps

Before the Paint.Net Addin package can be deployed, it is mandatory to have the dependency application deployed first.

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PaintNet has been distributed to all the distribution points as it is a dependency application (SCCM wise).
Paint.Net deployment type.
Paint.Net has been distributed to all distribution points.

After implementing the dependency application the addin application can be deployed:

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Create a new application in SCCM. Click [Browse] to select the msix file.
Browse to the msix plugin file.
Click [Next]
Click [Next]
Check the details and click [Next]
Confirm the settings and click [Next]
Click [Close]
Go to the properties of the deployment type.
Go to the Dependencies tab and click [Add]
Fill in the dependency group name and click [Add]
Find the PaintNet application and click [Ok]
Click [Ok]
Click [Apply]
Click [Ok]
Changing the icon that shows up in Software Center.

Properties of the application.
Go to the tab Application Catalog and click [Browse]
Find the correct icon to show in Software Center.
Click [Apply]
Click [Ok]
Deploy the application.
Select the collection and click [Next]
Select the distributiion points and click [Next]
Click [Next]
Click [Next]
Click [Next]
Click [Next]
Click [Next]
Click [Finish]

And last but not least the deployment on the client:

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Find the application in Software Center.
Double click on the application.
Click [Install]
Close software center after a successful installation.
Start the application from the Start Menu
The addins are visible.
And the addins are used.