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Windows Store Apps update controlled from SCCM Updates and SUP

We are a school system with over 30K of 1:1 devices and counting and our networking team just watched 378 GB of downloads from dl.delivery.mp.microsoft...this morning. Turns out that this is Win10 Store apps updating. (Provisioned apps most likely as we use very few apps right now.) My boss was not too happy that this happened during testing.

We control our Windows updates with SCCM using a SUP and WSUS and everything is fine but we have no way to control store updates, frequency, caching on our DPs etc. Any chance of adding store updates to work like Windows updates do?

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  • lforbes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So Windows Apps updating took down our hospitals and government offices we support last month. 8 TB of Data though the internet gateway to update the Photos app and flooded the network. 300MB x 80,000 machines is a lot of data.

    We opened a Premier Support Ticket and asked for a Branch Cache and Internal distribution point solution. Microsoft said they don't have one.
    Clients get to choose:

    1> "Continuing as Status quo and letting Apps update in the middle of the day, impacting network performance and impacting patient care and government functionality when the LAN or WAN is saturated with Windows Apps Update traffic.
    OR
    2> Use Group Policy to turn off patching for Microsoft Edge, Photos and any other Modern Apps which puts the hospitals and government offices at risk for security breaches and virus?"

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