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Windows 8 domain user gets no tiles in Start screen

    Question

  • Hello everyone,

    I just upgraded one of the office workstation from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro. Since the workstation was on the office domain before the upgrade, it automatically joined the domain after the upgrade as well. The domain controller server is running Microsoft Server 2008 Enterprise.

    After the workstation is ready to use, I logged in using my domain user account and found that the Start screen does not show any tiles/apps at all. Then I switched to the traditional desktop and tested the native windows programs (MS Office 2010, FileZilla, etc), they all worked good. Later on I played a bit more with the Metro UI and discovered the following:

    • No Windows 8 apps show up in search
    • Built-in system apps such as "Change Profile Picture" "Change PC Settings" do not start when clicked on
    • Cannot pin applications to Start screen (just no effect after clicked)

    I did some search on the net, but didn't find much about this issue. So I did the following tests to find out if it was my domain account, or the OS contains corrupted components:

    1. In cmd, ran sfc /scannow but didn't find any corrupted files
    2. Logged in as local computer admin, the Start screen works perfect. Shows all the apps, and able to go into "Change PC Settings".
    3. Created new local user, everything works perfect.
    4. Removed my domain user profile, removed the domain user folder under C:\Users. Logged in using my domain user and let the system re-create the user profile, Start screen still not working.
    5. Left the domain, restart, and join the domain again. Repeat step 4. Still not working
    6. Logged in using another domain user. Still not working.
    7. Create a new domain user and logged in. Still not working.

    What I haven't done is to format the workstation and install Windows 8 from scratch, but this process is going to be very time consuming, and I don't want to do that unless I ran out of options.

    When I searched around the net, I found a forum post mentioned that it could be the Group Policy from the SBS 2008 is not fully compatible with Windows 8, and prevented some Metro UI components to load. I wonder if SBS 2008 is too old to support Windows 8 in the domain.

    Anyone has the same issue? Can anyone provide help/advice for this issue?

    Thank you all in advance.



    • Edited by sklung Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:42 PM
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:00 PM

Answers

  • Hello everyone,

    So I finally figured out the issue.

    The culprit is the group policy setting "Remove user's folders from the Start Menu". This setting is located at User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Task Bar

    Turning that to "Disabled" or "Not configured" will bring back tiles on Start screen.

    I found this by creating a test domain account that only belongs to "Domain Users" group which does not have this policy applied, and use "gpresult" to compare the policies applied on this account with other accounts in the domain. As soon as I compared the results, this particular setting came to my eye. Once I turned that off, all domain accounts work like a charm on Windows 8.

    Hope this helps!

    • Marked as answer by sklung Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:06 PM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:06 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You may add rights to the system drive (C:) for the "all application packages" object. I have ever seen some guys did this trick to fix the issue.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, November 16, 2012 9:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Juke,

    First of all, thank you for your reply.

    Do you mean I should add right for "All Application Packages" to the entire C drive, or just a particular folder? I tried doing that using local admin account and not successful, because many folders (i.e. Windows, Program Files, etc) does not allow the local admin to change access privileges on them. More to it, I don't feel secure to allow "All Application Packages" to have access to the entire C drive as this will give advantages to malicious apps.

    Friday, November 16, 2012 4:11 PM
  • Hi,

    It is just a test. All the Windows Store Apps would use All Application Package's context to run. You can just give it read rights to C drive for test rather than full control.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:27 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Just did what you suggested, but no success. Domain users still get no apps.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:17 PM
  • Hi,

    OK, go to event log, and copy the error log here from Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:00 AM
    Moderator
  • Here it is:

    Level,Date and Time,Source,Event ID,Task Category
    Information,22/11/2012 3:56:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1737,(1736),"User has Activated the Toast for Notification Id 2, App Type 1073741824. Was this a Special Toast? false."
    Information,22/11/2012 3:56:16 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 2, App Type 1073741824 with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Information,22/11/2012 2:53:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,22/11/2012 2:52:01 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,22/11/2012 2:51:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,22/11/2012 2:44:01 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,22/11/2012 2:43:11 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,22/11/2012 12:57:40 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 13, App Type 1073741824 with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Information,14/11/2012 1:24:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Error,14/11/2012 1:24:10 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2095,(2036),"The description for Event ID 2095 from source Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
    
    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
    
    The following information was included with the event: 
    
    Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
    2147791362
    
    The message ID for the desired message could not be found
    "
    Error,14/11/2012 1:24:10 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2838,(2838),The processing of a tile notification has failed.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:24:10 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:24:10 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:51 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:43 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:41 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:40 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:40 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:39 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Error,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2095,(2036),"The description for Event ID 2095 from source Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
    
    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
    
    The following information was included with the event: 
    
    Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
    2147943568
    
    The message ID for the desired message could not be found
    "
    Error,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2838,(2838),The processing of a tile notification has failed.
    Error,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1003,(1000),The parsing of the tile notification XML payload has failed.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:30 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:28 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:27 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:22 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:01 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:23:01 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:38 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:27 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:22:01 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:56 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:56 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:56 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexNews was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingFinance_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexFinance was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowsphotos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.ModernPhotos was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingSports_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexSports was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingTravel_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexTravel was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:21:55 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 1:19:21 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:36 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app WikimediaFoundation.Wikipedia_54ggd3ev8bvz6!App was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app WikimediaFoundation.Wikipedia_54ggd3ev8bvz6!App attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:25 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:23 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 31, App Type Application with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:05 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:56:05 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,14/11/2012 12:55:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:55:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:55:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:55:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:55:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:57 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:43 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:33 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:15 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:12 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:12 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowsphotos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.ModernPhotos was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:12 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:10 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:08 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:08 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:08 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:07 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:07 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:05 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:05 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:04 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:03 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Mail was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:03 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingFinance_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexFinance was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexNews was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app microsoft.windowsphotos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.ModernPhotos was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingSports_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexSports was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:53:02 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app Microsoft.BingTravel_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexTravel was successfully activated for the Windows.BackgroundTasks contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 12:51:08 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,14/11/2012 11:16:15 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Error,14/11/2012 11:15:50 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,14/11/2012 10:50:12 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 10:12:11 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Information,14/11/2012 10:12:06 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Error,14/11/2012 10:10:13 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,14/11/2012 8:55:55 AM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:44:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneVideo attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Error,13/11/2012 4:44:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneVideo could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:44:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app Microsoft.BingMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexMaps attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Error,13/11/2012 4:44:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.BingMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexMaps could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:44:03 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames could not be activated for the Windows.Search contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:42:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:42:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,13/11/2012 4:41:09 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Error,13/11/2012 4:41:09 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:41:00 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:24:46 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:21:35 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel was successfully activated for the Windows.Launch contract.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:21:20 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,2820,(2810),A new notification has arrived for a tile.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Error,13/11/2012 4:21:17 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5962,(5961),Activation of the app failed with error: This application can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator..
    Information,13/11/2012 3:53:06 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store was successfully activated for the Windows.Protocol contract.
    Information,13/11/2012 3:48:07 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 13, App Type Application with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Error,13/11/2012 3:48:07 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1751,(1717),"Error Receiving tile rendering info for the Notification Id : 13, App Type Application. Error Code : 0x80070490."
    Information,13/11/2012 3:47:25 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 10, App Type Application with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Error,13/11/2012 3:47:25 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1751,(1717),"Error Receiving tile rendering info for the Notification Id : 10, App Type Application. Error Code : 0x80070490."
    Information,13/11/2012 3:46:19 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 8, App Type Application with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Error,13/11/2012 3:46:19 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1751,(1717),"Error Receiving tile rendering info for the Notification Id : 8, App Type Application. Error Code : 0x80070490."
    Information,13/11/2012 3:45:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1719,(1717),"Completed processing the payload for the Notification Id : 6, App Type Application with Status 0x0. Is this a Special Toast? false."
    Error,13/11/2012 3:45:37 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1751,(1717),"Error Receiving tile rendering info for the Notification Id : 6, App Type Application. Error Code : 0x80070490."
    Information,13/11/2012 3:44:54 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5950,(5950),The app winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy!Windows.Store was successfully activated for the Windows.Protocol contract.
    

    Friday, November 23, 2012 9:06 PM
  • Error,13/11/2012 4:44:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneVideo could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:44:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app Microsoft.BingMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexMaps attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Error,13/11/2012 4:44:29 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.BingMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexMaps could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:44:03 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames could not be activated for the Windows.Search contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:42:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Information,13/11/2012 4:42:42 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app Microsoft.Bing_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.Bing attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Information,13/11/2012 4:41:09 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,1621,(1613),"Activation of app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar attempted. Execution state: Attempted activation of the app, 0, The operation completed successfully.."
    Error,13/11/2012 4:41:09 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.WindowsLive.Calendar could not be activated for the Windows.Launch contract because the current user is an Administrator with a full token. Only split-token Administrators can activate apps.
    Error,13/11/2012 4:41:00 PM,Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell,5955,(5955),The app DefaultBrowser_NOPUBLISHERID!Microsoft.InternetExplorer.Default could not be

    Seems you have policies defined in GPO to modify the default User Rights or UAC settings. Now, you are running under Administrator Context, all the Windows Store Apps cannot run under full token. You need start Explorer under Split token to run them.


    Juke Chou
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 26, 2012 7:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Juke,

    I was trying to find the policy in the GPO which modify the default User Rights or UAC settings. Could you point me to the right place?

    Also, I just did a test and found the error log you highlighted was triggered by the local adnimistrator account trying to launch an app, not when the domain user logged in. In fact, when I logged in as domain user, no warning/error is issued to the error log. I don't think the split-token is the cause of the problem.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 4:54 PM
  • Hi,

    Please start Change PC settings or Store app, then check whether there is any error logged. Based on my understanding, there should be any error log in Event Log.


    Juke Chou
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Juke,

    Sorry, the workstation is occupied for the whole day. I'll get you some input tomorrow. Thanks for the help so far.

    • Proposed as answer by GeniMSDN Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:20 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by GeniMSDN Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:20 PM
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 9:25 PM
  • Hi there,

    I also had the same issue, this was running windows 8 in a Windows 2k8R2 domain. I tracked my issue down to group membership. The local accounts on the Windows 8 machine could access tiles ok but as soon as I logged in as a domain account this would not work. After a night of no sleep I have now tried with an account that is only a domain member and all worked ok. The original account that I was using was pretty much a member of all Groups in the domain as I used it for building exchange etc etc.

    I now just have to start stripping away all of my account memberships to find which is causing the issue. (will do this and post back)

    I have tried logging on as multiple different accounts and all is joyful and working fine.

    Another issue I found whilst working with this problem was not being even able to connect to the Metro site, this was caused my WSUS, you need to update group policy on the Windows 8 Machine to allow Windows update to go to Microsoft.com. This can be found in "local Computer Policy, Administrative Templates, System" scroll down and edit the key "Specify settings for optional component"

    This and making sure the Windows update service is "Not Disabled" which for some reason mine was set to and you should have a working windows 8 domain connected Metro PC.

    Hope this helps your problem.

    Colin M

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:29 PM
  • Hi! I have the same problem. (Discussed it a bit over here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/W8ITProPreRel/thread/254b2fb9-bac0-42a7-a621-43571fd3a7f0 ). Did you find out what setting or group policy caused the behaviour?

    Just a quick update: I created a domain user that was a member of nothing, didn't work for me, that user alsco can't accesss the immersive control panel on the windows 8 PCs. I tried changing security settings on the programm files\windowsapps folder, didn't do anything either.

    • Edited by Krabat0903 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:17 AM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:01 AM
  • Hi Colin,

    Glad to know I'm not the only one having this issue. I will definitely try and investigate the group membership in my office domain and see if that fixes the issue.

    As for Metro site, could you please provide a bit more detail on what it is and how to connect to it? Is that the Windows Store where Windows 8 Apps are available for download/purchase?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:11 PM
  • Hi Juke,

    Just tested starting the "Change PC Settings", but didn't trigger "Critical" or "Errors" in the error log. Also, when I logged in as domain user I got no "Store" app, but local accounts have it.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:06 PM
  • Hello everyone,

    So I finally figured out the issue.

    The culprit is the group policy setting "Remove user's folders from the Start Menu". This setting is located at User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Task Bar

    Turning that to "Disabled" or "Not configured" will bring back tiles on Start screen.

    I found this by creating a test domain account that only belongs to "Domain Users" group which does not have this policy applied, and use "gpresult" to compare the policies applied on this account with other accounts in the domain. As soon as I compared the results, this particular setting came to my eye. Once I turned that off, all domain accounts work like a charm on Windows 8.

    Hope this helps!

    • Marked as answer by sklung Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:06 PM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:06 PM
  • I had the same problem, but I got it resolved.

    The black screen was because I had installed avast antivirus in my laptop that day. So I restored my laptop to a point before installing avast and now I got my win8 metro screen back. You may have installed some programs like avast which was not compatible with win8 , just try restoring, it will work :)

    Saturday, May 04, 2013 9:51 AM