Getting rid of start menu ads in Windows 10 Modern Management using Intune PS script

On a clean install, Windows 10 has ‘suggestions’ in the start menu luring your users into installing stuff like Candy Crush.

If you want to prevent this, put the following PS snippet into a file:


New-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager" -Name "SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled" -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force | Out-Null
New-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager" -Name "SubscribedContent-338388Enabled" -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force | Out-Null

Then head to the Intune Console, go into device configuration and add the above file:

Make sure you let it run in the user’s context:

And finally, assign it to a group (or groups) containing your users.

If you’re using Windows 10 Enterprise or higher Sku’s, you can also use ADMX backed policies as per RKast’s suggestion in the comments below 🙂

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You also could use ingest admx with oma-uri. But that only works for Enterprise sku, cause gpo is Enterprise only. Injecting regkey works for Pro also.