Saturday July 30, 2016

Microsoft Removes Group Policies From Windows 10 Pro

After next week’s Anniversary Update, group policies will no longer be consistent between professional versions of W10. What this basically means is that Pro users now have less options than Enterprise or Education users. You are, for instance, out of luck if you wish to disable all Windows Store apps but are running W10 Pro.

The big one is the Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences policy. We have talked about the feature previously. It powers among other things the installation of third-party apps and extra links on Windows 10. So, if you did not want Candy Crush to be pushed to your operating system, you'd disable the policy to block that from happening. The change prevents Windows 10 Pro users from enabling the policy to block third-party application installations or links.