• Totally agree Michael.  There was originally buzz before 10 was released that they were going to do just that: a “Home” and a “Pro” edition….with Pro being the business class/enterprise solution.  Seems like nothing has changed when it comes to product SKUs.

    We initially deployed 10 Pro into some of our schools as a pilot program as the “upgrade” was free but will be moving all machines to 10 Enterprise this summer.  The recent news about them pulling the ability to block the app store and previously pulling support for customizing the start menu via GPO leaves us a little uneasy to continue using this in a production environment.  I would strongly discourage any business, regardless of size, from deploying 10 Pro.  You’ve got to go Education/Enterprise.

  • I did see news of that as well but have not seen any impact.  We have about 400 machines on Win 10 Pro v1511 and the app store is still blocked by GPO.

    We’re moving to Enterprise regardless though as it seems like Microsoft is pushing SMB out of Pro by removing some pretty basic functionality and making it a glorified “Home Premium.”

  • I did see news of that as well but have not seen any impact.  We have about 400 machines on Win 10 Pro v1511 and the app store is still blocked by GPO.

    We’re moving to Enterprise regardless though as it seems like Microsoft is pushing SMB out of Pro by removing some pretty basic functionality and making it a glorified “Home Premium.”

  • So I found the issue….seems like a conflicting GPO.

    Checked out this policy: Computer  Configuration>Policies>Administrative Templates>Windows   Components/Store> “Disable all apps from Windows Store”.  We had this enabled to block the pre-loaded apps like Candy Crush, Twitter, etc that come pre-loaded on Windows 10 not realizing that Calculator, Photo Viewer and other native Windows apps were tied to the app store.  Setting it back to “not configured” resolved the issue while leaving the store blocked as long as the “turn off store application” was enabled.  In the end, our GPO looked like this:

  • We have a GPO blocking Windows App Store on Windows 10.  The issue is that it also blocks the native apps that are used every day like Windows calculator and Photo Viewer.  It’s a school environment, so the app store is blocked for obvious reasons….but students do need to access the calculator.  Any way around this without going to a 3rd party apps.  Pretty annoying that these native applications are tied into the Windows app store.

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  • Need a way to remove the search, task view & edge icons pinned to the taskbar by default, by GPO.  Anybody been able to do this successfully?

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