Windows 10 on ARM Group Policy Support

Microsoft has release a video on Channel 9 called Windows 10 on ARM which mostly answers the question, does Windows 10 on ARM support Group Policy. This is of course an important question as the earlier version of Windows that ran on an ARM processor was Windows RT and it only have very limited local group policy support (see How to enable and configure Group Policy settings in Windows RT ).

So does Windows on ARM support Group Policy? Yes, well, almost certainly yes.

As you can see from the two screen shots below from the video Windows 10 on ARM come in a “Pro” SKU which does support Domain Joining as an option. This would almost certainly imply that Windows 10 on ARM will also support the Group Policy settings as all other Windows SKU’s that support domain joining also support Group Policy settings.

So this is great news as it looks like consumers and business will be able to help from Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 on ARM Operating System that will have always on and always connected functionality.


Author: Alan Burchill

Microsoft MVP (Group Policy)

4 thoughts on “Windows 10 on ARM Group Policy Support

  1. Hey Alan-
    I wouldn’t assume that domain join == GP support. For one thing, it implies they’ve re-compiled/fixed all existing CSEs for ARM. That would seem to be a big undertaking, and knowing the GP team as it is (i.e. non-existent) I would wonder where that effort would come from. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but seems doubtful. Also, Nano supports domain join and does not support domain GPOs so…

    1. Hi Darren, thanks for your comments, I agree there is a chance that Windows 10 on ARM might not support group policy. I will certainly monitor this and update the site as soon as I can confirm if it does or does not. But I think there is a strong change that it will support GPO’s as that is a core feature of Windows 10 Pro.


  2. Appears it doesn’t fully. Just tried to deploy LAPS the ARM version via GP and it says it can’t because its not a Windows based installer.

  3. Cannot install Active directory on windows ARM, there is no Windows 10 TH-RSAT_WS2016-x64 or Windows Server 2016 ADMX for windows ARM.

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