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Windows 10 Pro UI lockdown?

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  • We would like to set up some Windows 10 Pro laptops with a minimal UI showing just the specific classic desktop apps (Remote Desktop and VPN) the user is supposed to access and just enough of the UI so they can log in, join a wifi network run the VPN app and launch Remote Desktop and then shut down the laptop when they are done.

    We configured Windows 7 Pro with a policy that displays a blank Start Menu, hides all the control panels and everything else including Windows Explorer, and prevents the users from downloading files or even right-clicking on  desktop.  We set the machines to automatically launch the VPN app and the Remote Desktop app after they log in.

    Do these policies follow through to Windows 10 or are there new policies to lock down the Windows 10 interface?

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:01 AM

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  • Do these policies follow through to Windows 10 or are there new policies to lock down the Windows 10 interface?

    Most of the policy settings should also work on Windows 10.
     
    Regarding the Start Menu, Windows 10 has a brand new Start experience. As a result, there are changes to the Group Policy settings that you can use to manage Start. Some policy settings are new or changed, and some old Start policy settings  still apply. Other Start policy settings no longer apply and are deprecated.
     
    See this TechNet article for more informations:
     
    Changes to Group Policy settings for Windows 10 Start - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484191(v=vs.85).aspx
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:45 AM
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:32 AM
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  • Hi,
     
    Am 29.12.2015 um 07:01 schrieb MyGposts:
    > Do these policies follow through to Windows 10 or are there new policies
    > to lock down the Windows 10 interface?
     
    What happens, if you just give it a try? The answer is only 5 minutes
    away ...
     
    Your next question will be: What additional settings must be done to
    lock down Win10 similar to Win7.
    -> Remove all Apps dispite of Startmenue
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Windows Server - Group Policy
     
    GPO Tool: http://www.reg2xml.com - Registry Export File Converter
     
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 9:38 AM
  • Do these policies follow through to Windows 10 or are there new policies to lock down the Windows 10 interface?

    Most of the policy settings should also work on Windows 10.
     
    Regarding the Start Menu, Windows 10 has a brand new Start experience. As a result, there are changes to the Group Policy settings that you can use to manage Start. Some policy settings are new or changed, and some old Start policy settings  still apply. Other Start policy settings no longer apply and are deprecated.
     
    See this TechNet article for more informations:
     
    Changes to Group Policy settings for Windows 10 Start - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484191(v=vs.85).aspx
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:45 AM
    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:32 AM
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