If you've encountered the common error
add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult while using the PowerShell command to upload an application package file to Windows devices, you'll know it can be annoying and difficult to resolve. As developers, you have a lot of important tasks to complete, so a time-consuming error like this should be easy to resolve. Therefore, this doc post aims to provide a detailed step-by-step guide to resolve the issue so you can get back to problem-solving tasks quickly.
Steps for Fixing the Error
Check if the problem is related to your code: the problem may be caused by a typo, incorrect syntax, or other invalid properties in the application package file. Open the
appxmanifest.xml file in a text editor and verify if all the specified fields are correct and if there are any components mentioned that do not exist in the package.
Make sure you've specified the correct search criteria:
SearchCriteriaparameter should contain the exact package name, version number, language, architecture, and publisher name. If the information is missing or incorrect, then you will get the
add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult error.
Make sure you've specified the correct code integrity parameter: when you use the
-CodeIntegrity parameter, the value associated with it must match the value in the appxmanifest.xml.
Download the latest version of the application package file: corrupt or outdated application packages can cause problems during deployment. Therefore, make sure you have the latest version of the file.
Perform an integrity check of the deployment process: there might be database access or authentication problems that can lead to this error. Using
Get-AppXDeployment cmdlet you can check the deployment process and make sure that it’s fully completed.
What is the "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error?
The "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error usually occurs when the PowerShell command has encountered a problem while trying to deploy an appx package file to Windows machines. This is usually due to incorrect or missing values in the package manifest, incorrect parameters, corrupt/outdated versions of the package, or database/authentication issues.
What should I check if I get the "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error?
If you've encountered the "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error, first check to see if there are any typos, incorrect syntax, or other invalid properties in the application package file. Then, make sure that the
SearchCriteria parameter has the correct package name, version number, language, architecture and publisher name. Also, ensure that the value of the
-CodeIntegrity parameter matches the value in the appxmanifest.xml. In addition, if the application package file is outdated, download the latest version and run an integrity check of the deployment process, using
Is there any other way to avoid the "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error?
Yes, you can use the Visual Studio App Installer or the Windows App Installer for application package deployment to avoid the "add-appxpackage deployment failed with hresult" error. The Visual Studio App Installer automatically installs the required dependencies and code integrity checks, so there is less chance of you getting the error.
Can other types of errors occur during application package deployment?
Yes, other types of errors can occur during application package deployment. Possible errors include: missing dependencies, file not found errors, package validation errors, packet signing errors, and certificate trust errors.
What should I do if I encounter other types of errors while deploying an application package?
Firstly, make sure that all the dependencies mentioned in the application package are present. Then, inspect the application package file to ensure there are no typos or syntax errors. Additionally, ensure that proper signing certificates are used and that it is properly trusted. If all these steps fail, you can contact Microsoft technical support.