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  • Is there any way to disable developer mode on phone? I mean like on desktop - if the admin disables developer mode from gp editor, a simple user can't turn it on from settings, the user sees that the option is disabled (greyed out).
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:44 PM

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  • Is there any way to disable developer mode on phone? I mean like on desktop - if the admin disables developer mode from gp editor, a simple user can't turn it on from settings, the user sees that the option is disabled (greyed out).

    If they're using MDM to manage phones, there should be a setting to disable developer mode, or they can do it in provisioning packages using the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer. The setting is based on the EnterpriseAssignedAccess CSP, and the value is in Assigned Access > SettingsPageGroupRestore> SettingsSystemDeveloperOptions.

    For info on the CSP: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt157024(v=vs.85).aspx

    How to use Lockdown XML to lock down a mobile device: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt595906(v=vs.85).aspx

    • Marked as answer by Jackitoo Monday, February 8, 2016 9:07 AM
    Friday, January 15, 2016 2:36 PM

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  • I assume you can do the same. The folks on technet are the masters of policy and should be able to confirm and explain how.
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:24 PM
  • Thanks :)

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:54 PM
  • Any news?
    Friday, January 15, 2016 12:56 PM
  • Is there any way to disable developer mode on phone? I mean like on desktop - if the admin disables developer mode from gp editor, a simple user can't turn it on from settings, the user sees that the option is disabled (greyed out).

    If they're using MDM to manage phones, there should be a setting to disable developer mode, or they can do it in provisioning packages using the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer. The setting is based on the EnterpriseAssignedAccess CSP, and the value is in Assigned Access > SettingsPageGroupRestore> SettingsSystemDeveloperOptions.

    For info on the CSP: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt157024(v=vs.85).aspx

    How to use Lockdown XML to lock down a mobile device: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt595906(v=vs.85).aspx

    • Marked as answer by Jackitoo Monday, February 8, 2016 9:07 AM
    Friday, January 15, 2016 2:36 PM