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Configure access to Microsoft Store

  • WindowsВ 10
  • WindowsВ 10 Mobile

For more info about the features and functionality that are supported in each edition of Windows, see Compare Windows 10 Editions.

IT pros can configure access to Microsoft Store for client computers in their organization. For some organizations, business policies require blocking access to Microsoft Store.

All executable code including Microsoft Store applications should have an update and maintenance plan. Organizations that use Microsoft Store applications should ensure that the applications can be updated through the Microsoft Store over the internet, through the Private Store, or distributed offline to keep the applications up to date.

Options to configure access to Microsoft Store

You can use these tools to configure access to Microsoft Store: AppLocker or Group Policy. For WindowsВ 10, this is only supported on WindowsВ 10 Enterprise edition.

Block Microsoft Store using AppLocker

Applies to: WindowsВ 10 Enterprise, WindowsВ 10 Education, WindowsВ 10 Mobile

AppLocker provides policy-based access control management for applications. You can block access to Microsoft Store app with AppLocker by creating a rule for packaged apps. You’ll give the name of the Microsoft Store app as the packaged app that you want to block from client computers.

For more information on AppLocker, see What is AppLocker? For more information on creating an AppLocker rule for app packages, see Create a rule for packaged apps.

To block Microsoft Store using AppLocker

Type secpol in the search bar to find and start AppLocker.

In the console tree of the snap-in, click Application Control Policies, click AppLocker, and then click Packaged app Rules.

On the Action menu, or by right-clicking on Packaged app Rules, click Create New Rule.

On Before You Begin, click Next.

On Permissions, select the action (allow or deny) and the user or group that the rule should apply to, and then click Next.

On Publisher, you can select Use an installed app package as a reference, and then click Select.

On Select applications, find and click Store under Applications column, and then click OK. Click Next.

Create a rule for packaged apps has more information on reference options and setting the scope on packaged app rules.

Optional: On Exceptions, specify conditions by which to exclude files from being affected by the rule. This allows you to add exceptions based on the same rule reference and rule scope as you set before. Click Next.

Block Microsoft Store using configuration service provider

Applies to: Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education

If you have Windows 10 devices in your organization that are managed using a mobile device management (MDM) system, such as Microsoft Intune, you can block access to Microsoft Store app using the following configuration service providers (CSPs):

For more information on the rules available via AppLocker on the different supported operating systems, see Operating system requirements.

Block Microsoft Store using Group Policy

Applies to: WindowsВ 10 Enterprise, WindowsВ 10 Education

Not supported on Windows 10 Pro, starting with version 1511. For more info, see Knowledge Base article #3135657.

You can also use Group Policy to manage access to Microsoft Store.

To block Microsoft Store using Group Policy

Type gpedit in the search bar to find and start Group Policy Editor.

In the console tree of the snap-in, click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates, click Windows Components, and then click Store.

In the Setting pane, click Turn off the Store application, and then click Edit policy setting.

On the Turn off the Store application setting page, click Enabled, and then click OK.

Enabling Turn off the Store application policy turns off app updates from Microsoft Store.

Block Microsoft Store on Windows 10 Mobile

Applies to: WindowsВ 10 Mobile

If you have mobile devices in your organization that you upgraded from earlier versions of WindowsВ PhoneВ 8 to WindowsВ 10 Mobile, existing policies created using the Windows Phone 8.1 CSPs with your MDM tool will continue to work on WindowsВ 10 Mobile. If you are starting with WindowsВ 10 Mobile, we recommend using AppLocker to manage access to Microsoft Store app.

When your MDM tool supports Microsoft Store for Business, the MDM can use these CSPs to block Microsoft Store app:

Show private store only using Group Policy

Applies to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1607, WindowsВ 10 Education

If you’re using Microsoft Store for Business and you want employees to only see apps you’re managing in your private store, you can use Group Policy to show only the private store. Microsoft Store app will still be available, but employees can’t view or purchase apps. Employees can view and install apps that the admin has added to your organization’s private store.

To show private store only in Microsoft Store app

Type gpedit in the search bar, and then select Edit group policy (Control panel) to find and start Group Policy Editor.

In the console tree of the snap-in, go to User Configuration or Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components, and then click Store.

Right-click Only display the private store within the Microsoft Store app in the right pane, and click Edit.

This opens the Only display the private store within the Microsoft Store app policy settings.

On the Only display the private store within the Microsoft Store app setting page, click Enabled, and then click OK.

Источник статьи: http://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/stop-employees-from-using-microsoft-store

Digital Citizen

The Services app in Windows lists all the services that are installed by the operating system, the drivers and apps that you are using. With it, you can set which services run when Windows starts, disable services you do not need, and perform other useful actions. If you need to view all the services that exist in Windows, you need to start the Services app. Here is how to do that in all versions of Windows:

NOTE: This guide covers Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. Some methods work in all three versions of Windows, others just in one or two. For each method, we mention the Windows version in which it works. If you do not know the version of Windows that you have, read this tutorial: What version of Windows do I have installed?

1. Access Windows Services using search (all Windows versions)

One way that works in all versions of Windows is to use search. If you are using Windows 10, click the search box near the Start button, and type “services.” Then, click or tap the search result with the same name.

In Windows 7, click Start, and in the search box above this button, type the word “services.” Click the search result with the same name.

In Windows 8.1, go to the Start screen, and start typing the word “services.” Then, click or tap the “View local services” search result.

2. Use the Start Menu to start Services (Windows 10 only)

Windows 10 is the only Windows version that has a shortcut to, in the Start Menu. To find it, click the Start button, scroll down the list of apps to the letter W and find the “Windows Administrative Tools” folder. Open it, and there you see the Services shortcut. Click on it.

3. Use the Control Panel to access Services (all Windows versions)

Start the Control Panel , and go to “System and Security -> Administrative Tools.”

In the list of Administrative Tools, find and use the Services shortcut.

4. Use the Run window to start Services (all Windows versions)

Press the Win + R keys on your keyboard, to open the Run window . Then, type “services.msc” and hit Enter or press OK.

The Services app window is now open.

5. Create a shortcut to Services and place it where you want (all Windows versions)

You can also create a shortcut for Services and place it on your desktop, pin it to the taskbar or the Start Menu. When you create the shortcut, use the command services.msc as its target.

6. Use the Command Prompt or PowerShell to start Services (all Windows versions)

You can also open Services from the Command Prompt or PowerShell . Type the command services.msc and press Enter on your keyboard.

7. Use the Computer Management console to view Services (all Windows versions)

In all versions of Windows, Services can also be accessed using the Computer Management console. Start by opening Computer Management . On the left side of the Computer Management window, there is a section called Services and Applications. Open it and then double-click Services. All your services are loaded in the center of the window.

8. Use Task Manager to access Services (all Windows versions)

The Task Manager can also be used for launching the Services app. First press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Task Manager. If you are doing this on a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC, and the Task Manager opens up in its compact mode , click or tap on “More details.” Then, open the File menu, select “Run new task,” and type the command services.msc in the “Create new task” window. Finally, press Enter on your keyboard or click or tap OK.

9. Use the Services shortcut from our collection (all versions of Windows)

We have created the most extensive collection of shortcuts for Windows. Download it , extract it and you can find the Services shortcut in the Administration Tools sub-folder for your Windows version.

Why are you accessing your services, in Windows?

We access Services when we set up a new PC or device with Windows, or when performance degrades and we need to improve it by disabling unnecessary services that are automatically run at Windows startup. Before closing this tutorial, tell us why you are using the Services app. Comment below and let’s discuss.

Источник статьи: http://www.digitalcitizen.life/ways-access-services-windows/


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