Applies to

The below Group Policy is applicable for

  • Windows 10 Enterprise,
  • Windows 10 Education.

This behavior is by design in Windows 10 version 1511.

The below Wiki article is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview Build #18219


Microsoft Store is an integral part of Windows 10 ,which offers apps, games, music, film, TV series, e-books etc. You need a Microsoft user account to purchase, download and install via Microsoft Store. If you click on Microsoft Store icon present on taskbar and see a pop-up message “Microsoft Store is blocked” with an error Code: 0x800704EC then this guide will help you to fix the problem.

How to Fix

  • In Start Search type Gpedit.msc and hit the Enter key.
  • The Local Group Policy Editor will open.
  • Move to Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows components > Store > Turn off the Store application > Right click on it to select Edit.
  • If you find the Policy is Enabled then change it to either Not configured or Disabled.
  • Click OK or, Apply.

See Also:

Configure access to Microsoft Store