"Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps."
Well, this isn't very useful.
After a call to Microsoft Support, I was instructed to hide the App Store instead.
Here are the steps to hide the App Store, which includes hiding the following:
- SharePoint Store
- Your Requests
- Manage Licenses
- Make a backup of the AddAnApp.aspx file located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\16\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
- Add the following to the AddAnApp.asxp file on ALL SHAREPOINT SERVERS IN THE FARMSearch for
Then copy the following below and paste it under the previous line :
- NOTE: If new servers are added to the farm, the AddAnApp.aspx file will need to be replaced with these changesNOTE: To show the SharePoint Store, Manage Licenses, and Your Requests, remove the code
- URL Hacking into the hidden areas: Since the hide is just textual, you can still get to the links by hitting the URL
- SharePoint Store: .... _layouts/15/storefront.aspx
- Your Requests: append to the addanapp.aspx url #mcg=4
- Manage Licenses: append to the addanapp.aspx url #mcg=3
- Disable "App State Update" Timer Job Go to Central Admin > Monitoring > Timer Jobs > Review Job Definitions and filter by Failed Jobs, you should see a failed Job for "App State Update". click on the job, then disable it.
Happy SharePointing :)