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Windows 10 Home gpedit.msc issue

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  1. jonbutter

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    Lenovo Ideapad 110-151SK Model Name 8OUD running Windows 10 Home edition (version 1803), BIOS (V2.07) and drivers are current.

    The laptop has an Admin account plus two User accounts. I use the admin account to configure the users accounts.

    Gpedit.msc has been installed/enabled. Via gpedit.msc, the laptop is configured to disable User access to Internet Options on the Control Panel. However, with these setting s enabled, Users can still access to Internet Options. I cannot figure out why. I’ve used these configuration settings successfully on multiple Windows 10 Pro machines, but this is the first Windows 10 Home machine. There in lies the issue?

    Logged into the Admin account, via gpedit.msc, I’ve navigated the following path:

    User Configuration > admin template > windows component > internet explorer > browser > Tools menu: Disable Internet Options. I have enabled this option.

    Then… User Configuration > admin template > windows component > internet explorer > internet control panel > Disable the Advanced page(Enabled), Disable the Connections page (Enabled), Disable the Content page (Enabled), Disable the General page (Enabled), Disable the Privacy page (Enabled), Disable the Programs page (Enabled), and Disable the Security page (Enabled).

    I know this can also be achieved similar results via regedit, but am hesitant to do so without more input.

    Thanks.
    J.B. ,IT Tech.
     
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  3. jonbutter

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    Yes, I'm aware Group Policy is not available on Windows 10 Home by default, but have this enabled it accordingly. gpedit.msc seems to run correctly, but changes to User Configuration files have no effect.

    I also have a call into Microsoft Windows 10 Support.
     
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    Not sure they will help with an unsupported configuration. Did you refer to the link I posted, it seems some of the older methods of getting it to work no longer work correctly.

    Alternatively, an in-place upgrade to Pro is pretty cheap and very easy. That would be the better solution especially if this is being used in a business.
     
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    Yes, I referenced your link... those are the steps I followed. Yea, I think you are right, upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is likely the best path.

    Thanks very much for your input.
     
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