(Surface) Tip of the Day: Deploying Surface App with WSfB

Today’s Tip…


The Surface app is a lightweight Windows Store app that provides control of many Surface-specific settings and options, including:

  • Enable or disable the Windows button on the Surface device
  • Adjust the sensitivity of a Surface Pen
  • Customize Surface Pen button actions
  • Enable or disable Surface audio enhancements
  • Quick access to support documentation and information for your device

If your organization is preparing images that will be deployed to your Surface devices, you may want to include the Surface app (formerly called the Surface Hub) in your imaging and deployment process instead of requiring users of each individual device to download and install the app from the Windows Store or your Windows Store for Business.

The Surface app is available as a free download from the Windows Store. Users can download and install it from the Windows Store, but if your organization uses Windows Store for Business instead, you will need to add it to your store’s inventory and possibly include the app as part of your Windows deployment process. These processes are discussed throughout the article listed below in References.

The article includes information on the following:

  • Adding the Surface app to a WSfB account
  • Downloading the Surface app from a WSfB account
  • Installing the Surface app on your computer with PowerShell
  • Installing the Surface app with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)


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