Policy CSP - ADMX_FileRevocation


This CSP contains ADMX-backed policies which require a special SyncML format to enable or disable. You must specify the data type in the SyncML as <Format>chr</Format>. For details, see Understanding ADMX-backed policies.

The payload of the SyncML must be XML-encoded; for this XML encoding, there are a variety of online encoders that you can use. To avoid encoding the payload, you can use CDATA if your MDM supports it. For more information, see CDATA Sections.


Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✅ User
✅ Pro
✅ Enterprise
✅ Education
✅ Windows SE
✅ IoT Enterprise / IoT Enterprise LTSC
✅ Windows 10, version 2004 [10.0.19041.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 2009 [10.0.19042.1202] and later
✅ Windows 10, version 21H1 [10.0.19043.1202] and later
✅ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later

Windows Runtime applications can protect content which has been associated with an enterprise identifier (EID), but can only revoke access to content it protected. To allow an application to revoke access to all content on the device that's protected by a particular enterprise, add an entry to the list on a new line that contains the enterprise identifier, separated by a comma, and the Package Family Name of the application. The EID must be an internet domain belonging to the enterprise in standard international domain name format.

Example value:

Contoso.com,ContosoIT. HumanResourcesApp_m5g0r7arhahqy.

  • If you enable this policy setting, the application identified by the Package Family Name will be permitted to revoke access to all content protected using the specified EID on the device.

  • If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, the only Windows Runtime applications that can revoke access to all enterprise-protected content on the device are Windows Mail and the user-selected mailto protocol handler app. Any other Windows Runtime application will only be able to revoke access to content it protected.


File revocation applies to all content protected under the same second level domain as the provided enterprise identifier. So, revoking an enterprise ID of mail.contoso.com will revoke the user's access to all content protected under the contoso.com hierarchy.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format chr (string)
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace


This is an ADMX-backed policy and requires SyncML format for configuration. For an example of SyncML format, refer to Enabling a policy.

ADMX mapping:

Name Value
Name DelegatedPackageFamilyNames
Friendly Name Allow Windows Runtime apps to revoke enterprise data
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > File Revocation
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\FileRevocation
ADMX File Name FileRevocation.admx

Policy configuration service provider