Changes to GPOs in Windows 10/11
Besides the major changes to MDM management, there are also changes to the GPO processing of Windows 10/11, which were first introduced with Windows 10 and will be covered now. These changes begin with GPOs only applicable to certain stock-keeping units (SKUs), known issues when upgrading your central policy definition store, and known issues when editing new GPOs, including GPPs with the old Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
Enterprise- and Education-only GPOs
There have been policies that apply only to Windows 10/11, but for the first time ever in Windows history, there are also now GPOs, since Windows 10, that apply to certain SKUs only. Several GPOs for customizing Windows 10/11 apply only to Windows 10/11 Enterprise and Education SKUs. At the time of writing this book, the following GPOs have such a restriction:
- Configure Spotlight on the lock screen
- Turn off all Windows Spotlight features
- Turn off Microsoft consumer...