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Windows 10 Enterprise offers quite a few features that are not available in Windows 10 Pro. However, those differences are usually not apparent in Group Policy editor or even in the Group Policy Reference. In the local Group Policy editor on a Windows 10 Pro installation, you will find all the Group Policies that only work in Windows 10 Enterprise.
If you are aware of the feature differences between the two editions, you probably won't accidentally configure a policy that is unavailable on Windows 10 Pro. However, with some settings this is not immediately obvious.
For instance, I was quite surprised when I learned that the Start layout policy only works in Windows Enterprise. Update: It is unclear if this feature works in Windows 10 Pro or not. When I first tried it, it didn't work. I tried it again after a reader's comment (see below) and it worked now in 1511 and 1607.
Also, it appears that Microsoft sometimes changes things with feature upgrades such as Windows 10 1511 where they made changes to the Turn off the Store application policy.