Windows 10 - Unpin Windows Store / Edge from Taskbar
I just am putting together a new image after the latest feature update. Does anyone know how to get rid of Microsoft Edge and the windows store icon from the Taskbar?
It appears as though, after sysprep it removes the Chrome shortcut and adds edge/store.
sudburr last edited by
Enterprise and Education versions natively support it.
x23piracy last edited by x23piracy
If you use a provisioning package or import-startlayout to configure the taskbar, your configuration will be reapplied each time the explorer.exe process restarts. If your configuration pins an app and the user then unpins that app, the user’s change will be overwritten the next time the configuration is applied. To apply a taskbar configuration that allows users to make changes that will persist, apply your configuration by using Group Policy.
If you use Group Policy and your configuration only contains a taskbar layout, the default Windows tile layout will be applied and cannot be changed by users. If you use Group Policy and your configuration includes taskbar and a full Start layout, users can only make changes to the taskbar. If you use Group Policy and your configuration includes taskbar and a partial Start layout, users can make changes to the taskbar and to tile groups not defined in the partial Start layout.
I also used powershell to add a taskbar layout and had to find painfully out that changes are not persistant.
GPO would be the best choice here. If you don’t have an Active Directory Environment you can also use gpedit.msc before you image your golden.
<snark> Welcome to windows 10; how M$ likes it, not the way you need it </snark>
The easiest way to remove the store from the task bar is via GPO: https://4sysops.com/archives/remove-windows-store-app-from-taskbar-with-group-policy/
As for pinning things to the task bar, you will need to look into “LayoutModificationTemplate” ref: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2016/08/03/customize-pinned-items-on-taskbar-in-windows-10-1607-during-osd-with-configmgr/