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70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 – sample exam – Q80

You administer client computers in your company network. The network includes an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain.
Employees in the human resources (HR) department are getting new Windows 8.1 Enterprise computers. The HR department uses a line of business (LOB) Windows Store app named Timesheet that is not available in Windows Store.
You need to ensure that all employees in the HR department can use Timesheet on their new computers. What should you do?

A. Use a Microsoft account to log on to each computer.
B. Use a local account to log on to each computer.
C. Activate the side loading product key on each computer.
D. Install and run the Windows App Certification Kit.

Correct Answer: C Deploying enterprise apps

Preparing your PCs

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Enterprise editions are classified as “enterprise sideloading en- abled.” This means that the PCs are ready to receive the apps that you deploy outside of the Windows Store. To make sure a PC is ready, verify that:
The PC is domain joined.
The group policy is set to Allow trusted apps to install.

If you are deploying apps to Windows 8 Pro, Windows RT, or Windows 8 Enterprise, you can configure them for sideloading apps by:
Activating the product key for enterprise sideloading on each PC.
Setting the group policy to Allow trusted apps to install.

Further Information:
Try It Out: Sideload Windows Store Apps
By now, you are familiar with Windows Store apps. There are some pretty cool ones available in the store, and publishers are adding more every week. A great thing about Windows Store apps is they are super simple to install (and uninstall). But what about line of business (LOB) apps? You probably do not want to publish them through the Windows Store since that would make them publically available. Instead, you can sideload LOB apps. Sideloading simply means installing a Windows Store app without publishing it in and downloading it from the store. You install it directly.

Verify the Requirements
There are a small number of requirements computers must meet to sideload Windows Store apps on them. We will start with computers running Windows 8 Enterprise:
The computer running Windows 8 Enterprise must be joined to the domain. You must enable the “Allow all trusted apps to install” Group Policy setting. The app must be signed by a \ certificate that is chained to a trusted root certificate. In many cases, the only thing you will have to do is enable the policy setting. Your computers running Windows 8 Enterprise are already joined to the domain, and your developers will sign the app.

Sideload the App for a User
As promised when we started this article, sideloading the sample app is no more difficult than running a few commands in Windows PowerShell. In fact, the first command should not really count, as it just im- ports the AppX module into Windows PowerShell.

Sideload the App for All Users
DISM is a command-line tool that you can use to service a Windows image — online or offline. You can use DISM to provision a Windows Store app in an online Windows image for all users who share the computer. To do that, you use the Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage option.

Use a Sideloading Product Key
Earlier in this article, we listed the requirements for sideloading Windows Store apps. The computer must be running Windows 8 Enterprise. It must be joined to the domain, and you must enable the policy setting “Allow all trusted apps to install.” This is great if in a typical enterprise scenario where you use the Enter- prise editions and join computers to the domain. What about increasingly common Bring Your Own De- vice (BYOD) scenarios, where Windows RT devices and computers running Windows 8 Pro are more common; and devices are not always joined to the domain?
You can enable sideloading for these additional scenarios by installing a sideloading product key on the computers.

We hope that experiencing how to sideload Windows Store apps firsthand showed you how simple the process really is. You enable sideloading on computers running Windows 8 Enterprise by simply joining them to the domain and enabling the “Allow all trusted apps to install” policy setting. You can enable app sideloading in the scenarios that Table 1 describes by using a sideloading product key. To sideload an app for an individual user, you use the add-appxpackage cmdlet in Windows PowerShell, and to provision an app for all users, you use the Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage DISM option.


Figure 3. Sideloading Requirements
Windows App Certification Kit

Before you submit your app for certification and listing in the Windows Store, use the Windows App Certi- fication Kit to test your app and make sure it’s ready to go.

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