Remove "Store" from taskbar? Windows 2012 R2

garryshape used Ask the Experts™
I'm trying to create a clean template/image of 2012 R2 for my environment but the green "Store" app keeps showing up after I deploy the template.
I thought I disabled it in local GPO, but it persists, as you can see within this screenshot:
Is there a way to keep it removed before I captuer the image?

Is it possibly an unattend xml file that puts it back because I don't have an answer file that explicitly tells it not to show up?
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017
Please see this article, and read this last comment, because it suggests a powershell script, which will remove the Store icon, and makes comments about the GPO, and what the GPO does.


Ok thanks look like that GPO is:
“User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar”

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial