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Blocking access to Windows 10 Store on Windows 10 Pro.

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Hello, we would like to stop our students accessing the Windows 10 Store; however, the main system image we use contains Windows 10 Pro.  To restrict access to the Win 10 store you have to have Windows 10 Enterprise installed.   Nice one MS!

So, is there a work-around here, that will enable me to restrict access to the store without having to create a new master image using Win 10 Enterprise edition.  Would save me about a weeks worth of work!

I read, below,  that setting permissions on the object using GPO will prevent users form launching the store.   But, what object is he referring to.
https://redmondmag.com/articles/2016/05/05/windows-10-pro-store-blocking.aspx

Has anyone else encountered this issue?

Thanks
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows
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Hi spencer,

He is refering to a computer policy setting in where he is creating a outbound firewall rule to prevent the store*.exe from starting.
How to get to the right path is a little tricky but this movie Will make it clear to you.

Cheers

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Hello Pat,

Thanks for the link, this does indeed help.   However, does this indeed block any APP from accessing the APP store - for example, Xbox is an pre-installed APP, will this now be disabled?

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Thanks guys.