Windows 10: Windows Spotlight option is missing from the drop down list

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  1.    05 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows Spotlight option is missing from the drop down list


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  2.    05 Nov 2017 #2

    Anonym0us said: View Post
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    Could this have anything to do with it?

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    Have you disabled any Services or Telemetry in any way?
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  3.    05 Nov 2017 #3

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    This is the current status. Since many guides online seemed to point towards Telemetry as the reason, I tried opting for "Full" in the past but that never fixed the problem.
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       05 Nov 2017 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    Could this have anything to do with it?
    Almost certainly.


    'Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization' means a group policy is in place. As you have the Education edition it will likely be this one...
    For managed devices running Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education, enterprise administrators can configure a mobile device management (MDM) or Group Policy setting to prevent users from using the Windows Spotlight background..
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...dows-spotlight
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  5.    05 Nov 2017 #5

    "enterprise administrators can configure "

    This part shouldn't apply to me as I am neither a college student nor an employee in a firm. I purchased this laptop from a student who got it at a good discount from his college. When I purchased this laptop, I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro, but since the laptop was sold with Windows 10 Pro Education by the OEM, my Windows 10 Pro installation automatically got converted into Windows 10 Pro Education.

    Is there a way to fix this without a reset or reinstall?

    And how do I know if this laptop is still managed by some IT administrator in the college?

    PS - I am running Windows 10 Pro Education. Isn't it different from Windows 10 Education?

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  6.    06 Nov 2017 #6

    Hi everyone - Can anyone help? Is clean install my only option?
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  7.    08 Nov 2017 #7

    Hello, I have used Google to find this for you:
    Known Lock Screen issues with Creator Fides Tamen Quin

    I searched for
    fall creator identify group policy "some settings are"

    I seem to recall mention of a plan either in the Fall CU or later to help users identify the cause of this message- the particular policy.

    Searching for
    fall creator lock screen "some settings are"
    offers
    lock screen problem - some settings are managed by your - Microsoft Community
    Known Lock Screen issues with Creator Fides Tamen Quin
    1703 Creators Update no longer adding custom lock screen picture via GPO for Enterprise?

    If you identify a specific fix from this, please add that to the thread. Thanks!


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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Nov 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    I seem to recall mention of a plan either in the Fall CU or later to help users identify the cause of this message- the particular policy.
    Yes, for at least one case in the FCU (updates policies) there's an accompanying link to see the details, it may apply to all such cases.

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    Edit: but not in all cases, it seems. The particular policy to disable Spotlight is only available in Enterprise and Education, so I can't test that one. I can test another policy that also affects Personalization settings - stopping users from choosing desktop wallpaper. There's no explanation for that 'some setting are managed...' message.
    Last edited by Bree; 08 Nov 2017 at 13:25. Reason: More tests
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  9.    13 Nov 2017 #9

    None of them are working. Is there a way to Reset all Penalization Settings in GPE?
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  10.    13 Nov 2017 #10

    Don't know if there's a connection, but @alphanumeric has struggled long with this message on an education build:

    See e.g. #1, #18 on here:
    *Some settings are hidden or managed by your company - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    There are at least 2 threads by alphanumeric on this, I think, where the message is present after a clean install.
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