Windows 10 - Domain Guest - Windows Store Apps not starting and in wrong language RRS feed

  • Question

  • Apps from Windows Store are not starting and are displayed in the wrong language in the Windows menu.

    Language is properly set A/P https://answers.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows/forum/all/applications-windows-10-en-anglais/374ae005-bb62-43b1-a06e-d15672f6cbe8

    Registering store apps doesn't fix the issue.

    Permissions on %ProgramFiles%, %UserProfile% and %WinDir% permissions have been double checked.

    This only happens with Domain Guest users. If we log on with Domain User or give local administration right to the domain guest, Windows Store Apps starts and are displayed in the proper language.

    We can reproduce on brand new installations with no GPOs applied what so ever. 

    Event log displays event 5961 when trying to launch Windows Apps.

    Any ideas? We've been looking for quite a while now.

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:05 PM

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  • That’s an expected behavior.

    The Guest account should NOT be used for casual users. That's not what it's for - and incidentally it's also a security risk because it allows anonymous access to your computer amongst other things. That's why it's disabled by default.

    Just create local account and named it as guest for your guest or use standard domain user account.


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    Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:58 AM
  • I don't recall saying it's for casual users.

    These are visitors account of the type Domain Guest with password nothing anonymous here... Domain Guest are not required to have a password but they can and they have in our situation and the "Guest" account has been removed. The passwords are reset every day.

    The reason we use Domain Guest account (and it's been like that for years now) is that we want the profile erased when the user logs off and we do not want to manage local account passwords as we have thousands of accounts and hundreds of computers.

    I'm having a hard time seeing how it's a security risk to let these users use Windows Apps like the calculator. It's also displayed in the wrong language in the Windows Menu which seems much more like a bug to me than "an expected behavior". Items from the Windows Store simply get greyed out when clicked in the Windows menu and Even viewer displays the error 5961 when a Windows Apps is attempting to launch.  

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:16 PM