The ultimate list of new Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy User Settings

win8_logo_0This is part #2 of the list of Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy Setting I have found… this time I list all the User specific setting. This list is certainly not as long as the Computer setting list but there are some setting that are just as interesting.

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This setting is obviously for the privacy conscious that don’t what the state of their start menu showing when they first log on.

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A new feature in Windows 8 is the ability to have a taskbar in multiple windows… This setting disabled that new feature.

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As per my previous RANT (The must NOT have Windows 8 Start Menu Group Policy Setting) this setting will only work if you are logging on to Windows Server 8. Still it is handy if you are running a Remote Desktop environment…

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This setting is to make sure user don’t remove any Metro apps from the computer they are using.

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Another lock down setting for people running a tightly controlled environment.

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Pop-Up Notification can be annoying and sometimes you just don’t want them to appear. Handy for computers in meeting rooms or used for presentations.

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Allows you to selectively not make some redirected folders available offline rather than all or nothing.

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Allows you to pre-copy the data in a users redirected folder to a new location to make the process quicker.

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Sounds like a great feature to restrict where a user redirected folder will be active but I cannot find the option to set this “Primary Computer”… Keep you posted…

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This option disables that dot with a line over it that reveals a password if you want to check you have typed it correctly.

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If you have not noticed Explorer now come with a ribbon that is minimized by default. Use this option if you want to reverse that behaviour.

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Disabled / Not Configured (Default)

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Enabled

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Great option for configuring the location of Libraries at last via Group Policy.

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Author: Alan Burchill

Microsoft MVP (Group Policy)

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