Policy CSP - Experience

AllowClipboardHistory

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowClipboardHistory

This policy setting determines whether history of Clipboard contents can be stored in memory.

  • If you enable this policy setting, history of Clipboard contents are allowed to be stored.
  • If you disable this policy setting, history of Clipboard contents are not allowed to be stored. Policy change takes effect immediately.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AllowClipboardHistory
Friendly Name Allow Clipboard History
Location Computer Configuration
Path System > OS Policies
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
Registry Value Name AllowClipboardHistory
ADMX File Name OSPolicy.admx

Validate:

  1. Configure Experience/AllowClipboardHistory to 0.
  2. Open Notepad (or any editor app), select a text, and copy it to the clipboard.
  3. Press Win+V to open the clipboard history UI.
  4. You shouldn't see any clipboard item including current item you copied.
  5. The setting under Settings App -> System -> Clipboard should be grayed out with policy warning.

AllowCopyPaste

Note

This policy is deprecated and may be removed in a future release.

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
❌ Enterprise
❌ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowCopyPaste

This policy is deprecated.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowCortana

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowCortana

This policy setting specifies whether Cortana is allowed on the device.

  • If you enable or don't configure this setting, Cortana will be allowed on the device.
  • If you disable this setting, Cortana will be turned off.

When Cortana is off, users will still be able to use search to find things on the device.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name AllowCortana
Friendly Name Allow Cortana
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Search
Registry Key Name SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
Registry Value Name AllowCortana
ADMX File Name Search.admx

AllowDeviceDiscovery

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowDeviceDiscovery

Allows users to turn on/off device discovery UX. When set to 0 , the projection pane is disabled. The Win+P and Win+K shortcut keys will not work on. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Disabled.
1 (Default) Enabled.

AllowFindMyDevice

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowFindMyDevice

This policy turns on Find My Device.

When Find My Device is on, the device and its location are registered in the cloud so that the device can be located when the user initiates a Find command from account.microsoft.com. On devices that are compatible with active digitizers, enabling Find My Device will also allow the user to view the last location of use of their active digitizer on their device; this location is stored locally on the user's device after each use of their active digitizer.

When Find My Device is off, the device and its location are not registered and the Find My Device feature will not work. The user will also not be able to view the location of the last use of their active digitizer on their device.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name FindMy_AllowFindMyDeviceConfig
Friendly Name Turn On/Off Find My Device
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Find My Device
Registry Key Name SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\FindMyDevice
Registry Value Name AllowFindMyDevice
ADMX File Name FindMy.admx

AllowManualMDMUnenrollment

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowManualMDMUnenrollment

Specifies whether to allow the user to delete the workplace account using the workplace control panel. If the device is Azure Active Directory joined and MDM enrolled (e. g. auto-enrolled), then disabling the MDM unenrollment has no effect

Note

The MDM server can always remotely delete the account. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowSaveAsOfOfficeFiles

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowSaveAsOfOfficeFiles

This policy is deprecated.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowScreenCapture

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowScreenCapture

Allow screen capture

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowSharingOfOfficeFiles

Note

This policy is deprecated and may be removed in a future release.

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowSharingOfOfficeFiles

This policy is deprecated.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowSIMErrorDialogPromptWhenNoSIM

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowSIMErrorDialogPromptWhenNoSIM

Allow SIM error dialog prompts when no SIM is inserted.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowSpotlightCollection

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowSpotlightCollection

Specifies whether Spotlight collection is allowed as a Personalization->Background Setting.

  • If you enable this policy setting, Spotlight collection will show as an option in the user's Personalization Settings, and the user will be able to get daily images from Microsoft displayed on their desktop.
  • If you disable this policy setting, Spotlight collection will not show as an option in Personalization Settings, and the user will not have the choice of getting Microsoft daily images shown on their desktop.

The following list shows the supported values:

  • When set to 0, Spotlight collection will not show as an option in Personalization Settings and therefore be unavailable on Desktop.
  • When set to 1 (default), Spotlight collection will show as an option in Personalization Settings and therefore be available on Desktop, allowing Desktop to refresh for daily images from Microsoft.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Allowed Values Range: [0-1]
Default Value 1

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableSpotlightCollectionOnDesktop
Friendly Name Turn off Spotlight collection on Desktop
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableSpotlightCollectionOnDesktop
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowSyncMySettings

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowSyncMySettings

Allows or disallows all Windows sync settings on the device. For information about what settings are sync'ed, see About sync setting on Windows 10 devices.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Sync settings are not allowed.
1 (Default) Sync settings allowed.

AllowTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData

This policy allows you to prevent Windows from using diagnostic data to provide customized experiences to the user.

  • If you enable this policy setting, Windows will not use diagnostic data from this device to customize content shown on the lock screen, Windows tips, Microsoft consumer features, or other related features. If these features are enabled, users will still see recommendations, tips and offers, but they may be less relevant.
  • If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Microsoft will use diagnostic data to provide personalized recommendations, tips, and offers to tailor Windows for the user's needs and make it work better for them. Diagnostic data can include browser, app and feature usage, depending on the Diagnostic and usage data setting value

Note

This setting does not control Cortana cutomized experiences because there are separate policies to configure it. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData
Friendly Name Do not use diagnostic data for tailored experiences
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowTaskSwitcher

Note

This policy is deprecated and may be removed in a future release.

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
❌ Enterprise
❌ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowTaskSwitcher

This policy is deprecated.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowThirdPartySuggestionsInWindowsSpotlight

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowThirdPartySuggestionsInWindowsSpotlight

Specifies whether to allow app and content suggestions from third-party software publishers in Windows spotlight features like lock screen spotlight, suggested apps in the Start menu, and Windows tips. Users may still see suggestions for Microsoft features, apps, and services.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowThirdPartySuggestionsInWindowsSpotlight_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Third-party suggestions not allowed.
1 (Default) Third-party suggestions allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableThirdPartySuggestions
Friendly Name Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableThirdPartySuggestions
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowVoiceRecording

Note

This policy is deprecated and may be removed in a future release.

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
❌ Enterprise
❌ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1507 [10.0.10240] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowVoiceRecording

This policy is deprecated.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

AllowWindowsConsumerFeatures

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsConsumerFeatures

Prior to Windows 10, version 1803, this policy had User scope. This policy allows IT admins to turn on experiences that are typically for consumers only, such as Start suggestions, Membership notifications, Post-OOBE app install and redirect tiles. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowWindowsConsumerFeatures_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures
Friendly Name Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowWindowsSpotlight

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight

Specifies whether to turn off all Windows spotlight features at once.

  • If you enable this policy setting, Windows spotlight on lock screen, Windows Tips, Microsoft consumer features and other related features will be turned off. You should enable this policy setting if your goal is to minimize network traffic from target devices.
  • If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows spotlight features are allowed and may be controlled individually using their corresponding policy settings. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWindowsSpotlightFeatures
Friendly Name Turn off all Windows spotlight features
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsSpotlightFeatures
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter

This policy allows administrators to prevent Windows spotlight notifications from being displayed in the Action Center.

  • If you enable this policy, Windows spotlight notifications will no longer be displayed in the Action Center.
  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, Microsoft may display notifications in the Action Center that will suggest apps or features to help users be more productive on Windows. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter
Friendly Name Turn off Windows Spotlight on Action Center
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowWindowsSpotlightOnSettings

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1803 [10.0.17134] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlightOnSettings

This policy allows IT admins to turn off Suggestions in Settings app. These suggestions from Microsoft may show after each OS clean install, upgrade or an on-going basis to help users discover apps/features on Windows or across devices, to make their experience productive. User setting is under Settings -> Privacy -> General -> Show me suggested content in Settings app. User Setting is changeable on a per user basis. If the Group policy is set to off, no suggestions will be shown to the user in Settings app.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWindowsSpotlightOnSettings
Friendly Name Turn off Windows Spotlight on Settings
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsSpotlightOnSettings
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1703 [10.0.15063] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience

This policy setting lets you turn off the Windows spotlight Windows welcome experience feature. The Windows welcome experience feature introduces onboard users to Windows; for example, launching Microsoft Edge with a webpage that highlights new features.

  • If you enable this policy, the Windows welcome experience will no longer be displayed when there are updates and changes to Windows and its apps.
  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, the Windows welcome experience will be launched to inform onboard users about what's new, changed, and suggested. Most restricted value is 0.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Not allowed.
1 (Default) Allowed.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience
Friendly Name Turn off the Windows Welcome Experience
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

AllowWindowsTips

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsTips

Enables or disables Windows Tips / soft landing.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_AllowWindowsTips_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Disabled.
1 (Default) Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableSoftLanding
Friendly Name Do not show Windows tips
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableSoftLanding
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

ConfigureChatIcon

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/ConfigureChatIcon

Configures the Chat icon on the taskbar

Note

Option 1 (Show) and Option 2 (Hide) only work on the first sign-in attempt. Option 3 (Disabled) works on all attempts.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Not Configured.
1 Show.
2 Hide.
3 Disabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ConfigureChatIcon
Friendly Name Configures the Chat icon on the taskbar
Element Name State
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Chat
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Chat
ADMX File Name Taskbar.admx

ConfigureWindowsSpotlightOnLockScreen

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/ConfigureWindowsSpotlightOnLockScreen

This policy setting lets you configure Windows spotlight on the lock screen.

  • If you enable this policy setting, "Windows spotlight" will be set as the lock screen provider and users will not be able to modify their lock screen. "Windows spotlight" will display daily images from Microsoft on the lock screen.

Additionally, if you check the "Include content from Enterprise spotlight" checkbox and your organization has setup an Enterprise spotlight content service in Azure, the lock screen will display internal messages and communications configured in that service, when available. If your organization does not have an Enterprise spotlight content service, the checkbox will have no effect.

  • If you disable this policy setting, Windows spotlight will be turned off and users will no longer be able to select it as their lock screen. Users will see the default lock screen image and will be able to select another image, unless you have enabled the "Prevent changing lock screen image" policy.

  • If you do not configure this policy, Windows spotlight will be available on the lock screen and will be selected by default, unless you have configured another default lock screen image using the "Force a specific default lock screen and logon image" policy.

Note

This policy is only available for Enterprise SKUs

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1
Dependency [Experience_ConfigureWindowsSpotlightOnLockScreen_DependencyGroup] Dependency Type: DependsOn
Dependency URI: User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/AllowWindowsSpotlight
Dependency Allowed Value: [1]
Dependency Allowed Value Type: Range

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Windows spotlight disabled.
1 (Default) Windows spotlight enabled.
2 Windows spotlight is always enabled, the user cannot disable it.
3 Windows spotlight is always enabled, the user cannot disable it. For special configurations only.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ConfigureWindowsSpotlight
Friendly Name Configure Windows spotlight on lock screen
Location User Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name ConfigureWindowsSpotlight
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

DisableCloudOptimizedContent

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/DisableCloudOptimizedContent

This policy setting lets you turn off cloud optimized content in all Windows experiences.

  • If you enable this policy, Windows experiences that use the cloud optimized content client component, will instead present the default fallback content.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, Windows experiences will be able to use cloud optimized content.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableCloudOptimizedContent
Friendly Name Turn off cloud optimized content
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableCloudOptimizedContent
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

DisableConsumerAccountStateContent

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 11, version 21H2 [10.0.22000] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/DisableConsumerAccountStateContent

This policy setting lets you turn off cloud consumer account state content in all Windows experiences.

  • If you enable this policy, Windows experiences that use the cloud consumer account state content client component, will instead present the default fallback content.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy, Windows experiences will be able to use cloud consumer account state content.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableConsumerAccountStateContent
Friendly Name Turn off cloud consumer account state content
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Cloud Content
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent
Registry Value Name DisableConsumerAccountStateContent
ADMX File Name CloudContent.admx

DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1607 [10.0.14393] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications

This policy setting allows an organization to prevent its devices from showing feedback questions from Microsoft.

  • If you enable this policy setting, users will no longer see feedback notifications through the Windows Feedback app.

  • If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users may see notifications through the Windows Feedback app asking users for feedback.

Note

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can control how often they receive feedback questions.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Feedback notifications are not disabled. The actual state of feedback notifications on the device will then depend on what GP has configured or what the user has configured locally.
1 Feedback notifications are disabled.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications
Friendly Name Do not show feedback notifications
Location Computer Configuration
Path WindowsComponents > Data Collection and Preview Builds
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
Registry Value Name DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications
ADMX File Name FeedbackNotifications.admx

DoNotSyncBrowserSettings

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
✔️ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
✔️ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/DoNotSyncBrowserSettings

Prevent the "browser" group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the "browser" group on the "sync your settings" page in PC settings. The "browser" group contains settings and info like history and favorites.

  • If you enable this policy setting, the "browser" group, including info like history and favorites, will not be synced.

Use the option "Allow users to turn browser syncing on" so that syncing is turned off by default but not disabled.

If you do not set or disable this setting, syncing of the "browser" group is on by default and configurable by the user.

Related policy: PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
2 Disable Syncing.
0 (Default) Allow syncing.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWebBrowserSettingSync
Friendly Name Do not sync browser settings
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Sync your settings
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
Registry Value Name DisableWebBrowserSettingSync
ADMX File Name SettingSync.admx

Sync the browser settings automatically

Set both DoNotSyncBrowserSettings and PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 0 (Allowed/turned on).

Prevent syncing of browser settings and prevent users from turning it on

  1. Set DoNotSyncBrowserSettings to 2 (Prevented/turned off).
  2. Set PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 1 (Prevented/turned off).

Prevent syncing of browser settings and let users turn on syncing

  1. Set DoNotSyncBrowserSettings to 2 (Prevented/turned off).
  2. Set PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 0 (Allowed/turned on).

Turn syncing off by default but don’t disable

Set DoNotSyncBrowserSettings to 2 (Prevented/turned off) and select the Allow users to turn “browser” syncing option.

EnableOrganizationalMessages

Scope Editions Applicable OS
❌ Device
✔️ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows Insider Preview
./User/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/EnableOrganizationalMessages

Organizational messages allow Administrators to deliver messages to their end users on selected Windows 11 experiences. Organizational messages are available to Administrators via services like Microsoft Endpoint Manager. By default, this policy is disabled.

  • If you enable this policy, these experiences will show content booked by Administrators. Enabling this policy will have no impact on existing MDM policy settings governing delivery of content from Microsoft on Windows experiences.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 0

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 (Default) Disabled.
1 Enabled.

PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1809 [10.0.17763] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing

By default, the "browser" group syncs automatically between the user's devices, letting users make changes. With this policy though, you can prevent the "browser" group from syncing and prevent users from turning on the Sync your Settings toggle in Settings. If you want syncing turned off by default but not disabled, select the Allow syncing option in the DoNotSyncBrowserSettings. For this policy to work correctly, you must enable the DoNotSyncBrowserSettings policy.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 Allowed/turned on. Users can sync the browser settings.
1 (Default) Prevented/turned off.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name DisableWebBrowserSettingSync
Friendly Name Do not sync browser settings
Element Name Allow users to turn "browser" syncing on.
Location Computer Configuration
Path Windows Components > Sync your settings
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
ADMX File Name SettingSync.admx

Examples:

Sync the browser settings automatically

Set both DoNotSyncBrowserSettings and PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 0 (Allowed/turned on).

Prevent syncing of browser settings and prevent users from turning it on

  1. Set DoNotSyncBrowserSettings to 2 (Prevented/turned off).
  2. Set PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 1 (Prevented/turned off).

Prevent syncing of browser settings and let users turn on syncing

  1. Set DoNotSyncBrowserSettings to 2 (Prevented/turned off).
  2. Set PreventUsersFromTurningOnBrowserSyncing to 0 (Allowed/turned on).

Validate:

  1. Select More > Settings.
  2. See, if the setting is enabled or disabled based on your selection.

ShowLockOnUserTile

Scope Editions Applicable OS
✔️ Device
❌ User
❌ Home
❌ Pro
✔️ Enterprise
✔️ Education
❌ Windows SE
✔️ Windows 10, version 1903 [10.0.18362] and later
./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Experience/ShowLockOnUserTile

Shows or hides lock from the user tile menu.

  • If you enable this policy setting, the lock option will be shown in the User Tile menu.

  • If you disable this policy setting, the lock option will never be shown in the User Tile menu.

  • If you do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to choose whether they want lock to show through the Power Options Control Panel.

Description framework properties:

Property name Property value
Format int
Access Type Add, Delete, Get, Replace
Default Value 1

Allowed values:

Value Description
0 The lock option is not displayed in the User Tile menu.
1 (Default) The lock option is displayed in the User Tile menu.

Group policy mapping:

Name Value
Name ShowLockOption
Friendly Name Show lock in the user tile menu
Location Computer Configuration
Path WindowsComponents > File Explorer
Registry Key Name Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Registry Value Name ShowLockOption
ADMX File Name WindowsExplorer.admx

Policy configuration service provider