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  • Win10 Pro 1709

    How do I disable User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Cloud Content\Turn off all Windows Spotlight features 

    On pro? Below shows you for Enterprise and Education only.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/windows-spotlight 

    Thanks,

    Friday, February 9, 2018 10:25 PM

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  • Win10 Pro 1709

    How do I disable User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Cloud Content\Turn off all Windows Spotlight features 

    On pro? Below shows you for Enterprise and Education only.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/windows-spotlight 

    Thanks,

    Hi,

    Step 1: Open the group policy management console
    Win+R
    Type "gpedit.msc"
    or
    Start menu / type "group policy"
    Step 2: Locate to
    User Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components-> Cloud Content
    Step 3: Disable
    Double click "Configure Windows spotlight on lock screen" and tick the "disable" box
    Apply
    Ok
    Step 4: Enable
    Double click "Don not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight" and tick the "enable" box
    Apply
    Ok
    (This applies to Windows 10 Pro)
    Step 5: Enable
    Double click "Turn off all Windows spotlight features" and tick the "enable" box
    Apply
    OK
    Step 6: Restart your computer


    Momominta

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:20 AM
  •   Why is it disabled? Who disabled it? If you did not disable it, you may not have the necessary permissions to enable it.


    Bill

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:48 AM
  •   Why is it disabled? Who disabled it? If you did not disable it, you may not have the necessary permissions to enable it.


    Bill

    Hi Bill,

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions


    Momominta

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:51 AM
  •   Why is it disabled? Who disabled it? If you did not disable it, you may not have the necessary permissions to enable it.


    Bill

    Hi Bill,

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions


    Momominta

     That is interesting, but the OP said he was using Pro!


    Bill

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:39 AM
  • Thank you for the steps. But those settings were already applied. Attached png of settings. gpresults show correct settings applied. But lock screen (not the lock screen at start) but the lock screen when you are at you computer and lock the screen, still shows the "Like what you see..." "Seamlessly switch...." "See it on your phone..." tips and stuff that I assumed is part of Windows spotlight or features. 
    Monday, February 12, 2018 2:33 PM