Policy CSP - ADMX_LocationProviderAdm


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.


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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

This policy setting turns off the Windows Location Provider feature for this computer.

  • If you enable this policy setting, the Windows Location Provider feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer won't be able to use the Windows Location Provider feature.

  • If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, all programs on this computer can use the Windows Location Provider feature.

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 DisableWindowsLocationProvider_1
Friendly Name Turn off Windows Location Provider
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Location and Sensors > Windows Location Provider
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LocationAndSensors
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsLocationProvider
ADMX File Name LocationProviderAdm.admx

Policy configuration service provider