Windows 10: Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro

Discus and support Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Microsoft is no longer allowing administrators to block Windows 10 Pro users' access to the Windows Store. Up until a month ago, admins could use... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, May 4, 2016.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro


    Read more: Microsoft no longer allows administrators to block Windows Store access in Windows 10 Pro | ZDNet



    Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro [​IMG]
    Note Reference: How to Allow or Block Access to the Store App in Windows 10



    :)
     
    Brink, May 4, 2016
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  2. Smaby Win User

    Blocking Windows 10 store question (enterprise)

    The reason you cannot block the windows store is because Microsoft blocked the ability to block the Windows store with the 1511 update. It is only allowed on Windows 10 Enterprise now and not Pro. I am having a hard time accepting this as businesses need
    this option and the Pro (business standard) edition does not support it.
     
    Smaby, May 4, 2016
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  3. Sumit Dhiman2, May 4, 2016
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  4. Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro

    I would think that's going to mean buying licenses for Enterprise or Education for some companies? Extra expense if PC's purchased came with Pro installed. It kind of negates the free upgrade offer too, if they need to block store access. Will the reg file option still work, I wonder?
     
    alphanumeric, May 4, 2016
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  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I just tested in build 14332, and the group policy and .reg no longer has any affect on the Store.
     
    Brink, May 4, 2016
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  6. I had a feeling they would block that from working, thanks for testing it out. I'm not running an insider build at the moment or I would have checked it myself.
     
    alphanumeric, May 4, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Anytime. Yeah, I'm not sure it's a good idea to prevent being able to block the Store. A choice is always best.
     
    Brink, May 4, 2016
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  8. Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro

    I guess they want you to pay for the privilege? It won't be an option for your average consumer, they are pretty well limited to Home and Pro. Corporate customers will have to upgrade to Enterprise or Education to get that option. This won't go over very well, IMHO. On the plus side, if you BYOD and its running Home or Pro, the IT guy won't be able to lock you out of the Store. Not easily anyway.
     
    alphanumeric, May 4, 2016
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, May 4, 2016
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  10. EdTittel Win User
    For my take on this laughable and lamentable situation, please see No Blocking Store Access in Win10Pro over at TechTarget's IT Knowledge Exchange. Thanks, Shawn, for bringing this to my attention. I'm equally appalled and amused, as I'm sure many SMB Windows buyers and users will also be. IMO, they oughta put a sign up over the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center that reads "abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Dante would approve!
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, May 4, 2016
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  11. Cliff S New Member
    Oh that's dangerous. The ONLY way to reinstall is a repair install.
    Shawn I hope no one gets any dumb ideas when the read that*Wink
    I already did that once during the TP. You know me!
     
    Cliff S, May 4, 2016
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  12. davidhk Win User
    So, the small business sector using the Pro version will have to pay for a Enterprise version or Education version ?
     
    davidhk, May 4, 2016
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  13. aramil Win User

    Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro

    Kaspersky Internet security still allows you to block the store from opening, in application control.


    Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro [​IMG]
     
    aramil, May 4, 2016
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  14. Only if they want to block Store access on employee PC's.. Otherwise its business as usual.
     
    alphanumeric, May 4, 2016
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  15. MS are really "pulling out all the stops" in the "annoy your customers department".
     
    lehnerus2000, May 4, 2016
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