I have updated the script I use to uninstall built in apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Windows 11 22H2 has some changes when it comes to removing built-in apps. Is uninstalling built-in apps still a thing, yes it is. Teams Personal is one example of a similar app to Teams that causes unnecessary helpdesk calls and confusion for the end-users.
Attack vector is also a thing built-in apps have vulnerabilities and some apps are being abused like Power Automate and Quick Assist. I wrote a post on Quick Assist before, https://ccmexec.com/2021/09/windows-11-customizations-a-first-look/ It is maybe a good enough solution but for small companies maybe ok, but I still think it should be removed.
What is new in Windows 11 22H2?
Quick Assist – is no longer a Windows Capability it is now a built-in app instead of a capability.
ClipChamp – video editor, requires a Microsoft Account. Cannot see it being used in an enterprise.
I have updated the remove apps PowerShell script so it can be run without a capabilities file as we no longer need to remove Quick Assist as a capability. It can be downloaded from Github here: https://github.com/Ccmexec/MEMCM-OSD-Scripts/tree/master/Windows11
The download contains the following files.
The Apps+buildnr.txt contains a list will all apps that should be removed.
Capabilitites+buildnr.txt contains a list of the capabilities that should be removed. As Quick Assist no longer is a capability it is not needed anymore in Windows 11 22H2.
More on how to use the script can be found here: https://ccmexec.com/2018/04/windows-10-remove-builtin-apps-script-with-multiple-version-support/