Can I disable individual quick actions buttons in the Windows 10 Action Center via GPO?

Brian Gorsky
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In the Windows 10 Action Center, I am trying to remove all but a few of the quick action buttons via Group Policy. I see the GPO to hide the Action Center altogether but I don't want to do that. I'm also aware that it is possible to turn these quick actions on/off from within Windows 10 Settings but I don't think that would work for all users on a machine.

Ultimately I don't want to give the users too many quick action items but want them to be able to see the notifications that come in to the Action Center. In Settings the user is given the option to "Add or remove quick actions" and I am just looking to control that setting at the org level.
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NoahHardware Tester and Debugger

Commented:
Hi there! :)

Please follow the instructions below.

1.  Make sure you are logged onto Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise using an Admin account with all the appropriate administrative rights.
2.  Press on the Start button and search and open gpedit.msc.
3.  In the left-hand pane,  double click to open the registry in this order, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
4.  Now, on the right, find the “Remove Notifications and Action Center” item and double-click it.
5.  From there, press on disable it then press apply then OK

Over here, you can control your actions by opening the settings you wish to disable. Can you specify what quick actions you are trying to restrict?
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Commented:
Thank you but I am not looking to hide the entire Action Center, just some of the Quick Launch buttons within it.
NoahHardware Tester and Debugger

Commented:
I don't think there is a way to hide only a specific few quick actions... This is what it looks like in the registry. If you want to hide one, you need to hide all.

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Author

Commented:
Thank you again Noah. Based on the research I've done, it appears that may in fact be the case.
NoahHardware Tester and Debugger

Commented:
Yes, you might like to wait for a while longer and see if any expert can suggest an alternative solution.
Apparently there is no way to do this without disabling the Action Center completely.
NoahHardware Tester and Debugger

Commented:
Yes. In that case, please remember to close this question for the benefit of others too :)

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Noah was very responsive in trying to assist with this question.

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