I have a some deployment scenarios when the customer does not what the Windows Store App on the Task bar on Windows 10.

I have found this GPO settings to remove the store App from the Task bar with out chancing the functionality of the Windows Store.

Create a User GPO

Change the settings: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar -> Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar


Enable the setting


Deploy the GPO for the users

The Windows Store App is removed from the Task Bar

Windows 10 - 1

The Windows Store is still in the Start Layout

Windows 10 - 2

It is not possible to Pin the Windows Store to the Task bar again

Windows 10 - 3

And the Windows Store App is still working 🙂

Windows 10 - 4