Windows 10 Build 1607 (Anniversary Edition) – Group Policy

Aug
5
2016

So.. “Windows 13″ is out.. I mean… “Windows 10, Build 1607 Anniversary Edition” of course. And, it’s a pretty big update. To make your life easier I rounded up all the news about Group Policy and this build into one place. THIS PLACE.

Here we go !

Item #1: Get the latest ADMX download

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430

Item #2: What to do with this ADMX download (video I made back in the day)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4DBdQo4XZs

Item #3: Some Policy Setting items are ONLY in the Enterprise/Edu editions and NOT in Pro.

Here’s that list so you don’t punch a wall, wondering why a setting isn’t working as expected on your Pro machines.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions

Item #4: Latest ADMX Spreadsheet

First: The latest Group Policy Spreadsheet is found at:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250
But there are some old ones too. The right one to get is:
Windows10AndWindowsServer2016PolicySettings.xslx
Here’s a picture so you don’t mess it up (like I did):
http://screencast.com/t/TvfGkHBIPFgs

Item #5: How do you find ONLY new policies for Win 10 Build 1607?

When you open the spreadsheet it, look at COL H which says “New for”…
Here’s a picture:
http://screencast.com/t/oAUHpfv5p13

Item #6: Microsoft Edge got some new policies

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/microsoft-edge/available-policies?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
And .. at least one only works when the machines are DOMAIN JOINED ONLY (so Local Policy won’t work too if the machine is not domain joined.)

Item #7: How to delay the Anniversary Update.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-temporarily-delay-the-anniversary-update/

Item #8: A bunch of stuff has changed around Windows Update.

I’m working on chewing thru this; and promise to have it sorted out by the time the Chicago class happens.
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