Allow deployment operations for special profiles in Windows 8

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You can have different types of user profiles in a single Windows operating system installation because multiple profiles are possible. In Windows 8, you can have mandatory, voluntary, temporary or system user profiles that are collectively called Special Profiles. If you are logged in with a temporary profile, you are only logged in with a special profile. It should be mentioned here that local user accounts are not contained in special profiles.

Special profiles in Windows 8

Windows 8 is the operating system that introduced the applications into the Windows operating system. These applications require deployment operations and are available in standard packages. Deployment means adding, saving, deploying, updating or removing an application from the system. Let’s get back to the subject. We have found that if you are connected to a specific profile, you may not be able to find the modern applications on the system. In addition, you cannot perform deployment operations if you are in the same profile.

So how do you configure Windows 8 so that you can also perform deployment operations on a specific profile? Let’s see how!

Allow deployment operations on specific profiles

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1 Press the Windows key + R combination and place gpedit.msc in the Run dialog box.

2 In zone left, navigate to :

(1)Local computer policy -> Computer configuration -> Administrative models -> Windows components -> Application package deployment

3 Look for Allow Deployment operations in the special profiles in the right panel of this position. It must have the default status Not configured; double-click to change it:

4 Finally, select Enabled in the window above. Click Apply followed by OK. You can now close the local Group Policy Editor and restart it to start deployment with special profiles.

After that, reboot your system. Your Windows 8 system now allows the use of special profiles under Windows 8.

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