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    Disable Windows Store in Windows 10?

    How can I prevent a user from being able to open the Windows Store? I found information about accomplishing this in Win8/8.1 but (gpedit -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Store) the "Store" section doesn't exist on my Windows 10 Pro install.

    I'm configuring some SRPs (software restriction policies) and wonder if I could add the Windows Store executable file as a "disallowed" policy. However, I can't find the location of the Windows Store executable.

    Does anyone know how to disable or prevent the Windows Store application from running?

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    This Microsoft TechNet discussion from three weeks ago may help: Windows 10 Enterprise - Disable store feature

    It appears to me that no one knows why Store polices (both computer and user) were omitted from Windows 10, but that Windows 8.1 templates can be downloaded/copied/used.

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    I am a little fuzzy on just what the templates do. Do they add entries to GPE or just set defaults??
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    @wavy,

    Templates add the instructions for GPE to update the registry to accomplish what the description in the template says.

    Joe

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    I think they do both, but I haven't used them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    @wavy,

    Templates add the instructions for GPE to update the registry to accomplish what the description in the template says.

    Joe
    So they add entries to GPE? or just enable inserting easily?

    Sorry for being a bit dense.
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    Generally, a new section or subsection is added to GPE which contains both the descriptions & instructions for GPE to use to modify the registry. The intent is to make it easy for an administrator to control functionality in the OS.

    Joe

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