Hotfix enables developers to obtain a developer license for Windows Store without Internet connectivity

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro More

Introduction


This article describes a hotfix that introduces a design-level change for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012 in a domain environment. The hotfix enables developers to configure Group Policy settings to obtain a developer license for Windows Store without connecting to the Internet.

Note The requirement for Internet connectivity to obtain a developer license for Windows Store is by design. However, in some enterprise configurations, this is against the security policies.

Resolution


This hotfix is also available at Microsoft Update Catalog.

Hotfix information

After you install this hotfix, you have to enable the following Group Policy settings to obtain a developer license for Windows Store without Internet connectivity:
Computer configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Package Deployment\Allow all trusted apps to install
Computer configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Package Deployment\Allow development of Windows Store apps without installing a developer license

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 in a domain environment.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.


Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates