Activation Of App Failed With Error: Access Is Denied

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    Windows 10 keeps giving this error in the Windows Event Log:

    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
    Event Log: Application
    Type: Error
    Event ID: 5973
    Activation of app Microsoft.Messaging_8wekyb3d8bbwe!ppleae38af2e007f4358a809ac99a64a67c1 failed with error: Access is denied. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.


    This seems to be a Windows Store thing, probably because the screen is locked and I’m logged in remotely, so for whatever reason the app can’t activate.

    There is some stuff on the internet saying that you can try the following to fix the issue:

    • Log into the Windows Store
    • Try using the wsreset command (command prompt)
    • Try using the Windows Store App Troubleshooter
    • Try the following PowerShell command to reregister the Windows Store: powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML
      Then from the error description, you can run the following DISM command to repair the corrupted file: Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    I’ve not tried any of the above, because the issue isn’t important to me. But if anyone does manage to fix this, please leave a message on how to fix it to help other readers.

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