SKUPolicyRequired is new in Windows 10, version 1803. This setting indicates whether a Windows 10 device is running in S mode.

S mode can be applied to Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro EDU, and Pro WS editions. This is a change from previous versions of Windows where Windows 10 S was its own edition with its own base media.

After finalizing your Unattend file, you'll need to apply it to a mounted image using DISM. See Enable S mode for instructions on using DISM to enable S mode.


Value Description
1 Indicates the Windows 10 device is operating in S mode.
0 Indicates the Windows 10 device is not running in S mode. This is the default value.

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-CodeIntegrity | SKUPolicyRequired

Valid Configuration Passes


Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-CodeIntegrity.

XML Example

The following XML output specifies that the Windows 10 device will run in S mode.

 <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="offlineServicing">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-CodeIntegrity" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf39567ab364e25" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">


Windows 10 in S mode manufacturing overview

Enable S mode