Good Afternoon All,
My company is looking at migrating to W10 from W7. I spent a lot of time on my workstation cleaning off the consumer oriented junk, and closing all the nefarious spyware/telemetry. I signed up for the W10 Enterprise edition trial and threw it in a VM, only to find the same consumer junk in it as well. Wireshark also tells me that even after I used the O&O Win10Shutup tool, there are still nefarious packets spewing out of the VM. We do work for the Department of Defense. (DOD) I have removed the two "updates" to W7 that has lesser but similar behavior to keep our DOD customers happy. But the Veterans Administration will not allow W10 on their network.
I really need something like W7 without all the nasties, but with the benefit of the newer W10 OS.
I was also disappointed/angered that when the anniversary update made it to my test workstation, I discovered the junk that I had removed came back, as well as turning back on telemetry/spyware that I had turned off.
I have sent an email to a Microsoft Partner/W10 training provider with our DOD needs, with no response.
It's time consuming to use a power shell per workstation to remove this stuff, and then turn off all the spyware data/gathering stuff, then have an update undo it all.
I have no intention of being inflammatory in using the term "spyware". I am simply calling it as I see it after doing 30+ years of sys admin work.
Isn't there a utility out there that one can pay for/download that can turn W10 into a workstation, instead of a data mining tool for MS in one fell swoop?
I need a business oriented version of W10, and so far I am not seeing it. The Enterprise edition was my plan - until I put it in a VM and looked at it/tested it and found it to be just like the consumer editions.
Sincerely and respectfully,