SOLVED: How To Disable the Public Microsoft Store but Allow Your Corporate Store with Group Policy

We recently told you that there was no way to block the public Microsoft Store but allowing your private corporate Store and while true at the time, is now false.  At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference, I tracked down a Store program manager and dug into the problem.  He told me this has now been changed so I tested and confirmed the GPO setting works as promised. You can set the Microsoft Windows 10 Store…

SOLVED: Video: How to Disable the Store in Windows 10 Pro Using Group Policy GPO

As you likely have found the Group Policy to disable the store (see below) only works with Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise , and Windows 10 Enterprise and Education.  This means it does NOT work on Windows 10 Pro, which is super annoying. USER CONFIGURATION > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > WINDOWS COMPONENTS > STORE  > TURN OFF THE STORE APPLICATION The insane suggestion I had received from Microsoft Partner Support a few months ago was to “simply” delete…

SOLVED: How to Disable the STORE App in Windows 10

May 20th 2016 UPDATE: We have a solution to disabling the STORE in Windows 10 Pro using a Group Policy Object . To avoid confusion I started a new post HERE. JANUARY 28 2016 UPDATE: I have found this GPO to cause the STORE to fail to download apps but it does not block the store outright like it did in Windows 8.   “Roy” in Microsoft Partner Support, worked with the Windows Dev Team to…