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Stop Windows 10 Enterprise / Windows 10 Pro from advertising or installing unwanted apps

This is an updated and shorter version of the previous article How Windows 10 Pro installs unwanted apps (Candy Crush, Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard, Photoshop Express, …) and how to stop it. By default Windows 10 Pro and even Enterprise advertise and install unwanted apps, such as Candy Crush, etc. There are many guides on howRead More

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Provisioned App Packages in Windows 10 Enterprise / Windows 10 Pro

2018-10-13: Updated for Windows 10 version 1809 Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise and Microsoft Windows 10 Pro ship with a number of provisioned app packages. Whenever a user signs into a computer for the first time, Windows will register (read: install) all each provisioned app in the newly created user profile. For listing the provisioned appRead More

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Enabling transparent SMB authentication between your Microsoft Account and your Synology DiskStation

One thing that annoyed me quite a bit after upgrading to Windows 10 and using a Microsoft Account was, that now I had to actively provide credentials to access the SMB shares on my Synology DiskStation. Whereas before I was able to access the share without being asked to enter a username and password. ForRead More

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How Windows 10 Pro installs unwanted apps (Candy Crush) and how to stop it

Updated on 24th November 2017: This article applies to version 1607, 1703, 1709. With the Windows 10 Pro version 1607 update – also know as the Anniversary Update – Microsoft further strips small and medium businesses from important Group Policy settings. This iteration of the operating system makes it really tedious to provide a cleanRead More

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Provisioned Packages (Provisioned Apps) in Windows 10 Pro

Click here to get to the updated article. Updated on 24th October 2017 By default Microsoft Windows 10 Pro ships with a number of provisioned app packages. Whenever a user signs into a computer for the first time, Windows will register (read: installed) all provisioned apps in the newly created user profile. For listing theRead More