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  1.    06 May 2016 #21

    Hi there

    surely this is a big storm in a tea cup -- I'm not sure what gets taught in schools these days but couldn't any competent I.T admin simply enable a Proxy Server for acessing the Internet (IMO most businesses tend to have some type of Proxy server for blocking acesses to what they deem as "undesirable sites etc).

    If the laptop is in lockdown mode the user wouldn't be able to change the settings.

    Am I missing something here -- I'm an Engineer not an IT admin but this seems so bleedin obvious to me I can't see why it's a problem.

    Maybe an IT admin could explain to me if I've missed something or not understood the original Post properly.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    06 May 2016 #22
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    The Store is an App, it doesn't use a web browser to access the displayed info. Same as all the live tiles. It's likely not as easy as just blocking a web site. And setting up a proxy only works while said device is on the company network. It's a mobile world. Once they take the device home, they could access the Store and install all the Apps they wanted. Then the IT Pro has to uninstall them or block each one from accessing its info for the live tiles.
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  3.    06 May 2016 #23
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    One can still use the registry option to allow and block access, or is that now also blocked.?

    What about local settings? Do they work? ....
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  4.    06 May 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Daniell View Post
    One can still use the registry option to allow and block access, or is that now also blocked.?

    What about local settings? Do they work? ....
    It was mentioned early on that the reg option does not work. What local settings?
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  5.    07 May 2016 #25
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    Sorry, missed it ..

    BUT, I have an "MS Insider" on another forum telling everyone that .reg still works and talking about that it is still possible to use local settings to block Store ....


    As I am not an insider and are still on the latest public release build I can't check his statements, hence my query ....
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  6.    07 May 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Daniell View Post
    Sorry, missed it ..

    BUT, I have an "MS Insider" on another forum telling everyone that .reg still works and talking about that it is still possible to use local settings to block Store ....


    As I am not an insider and are still on the latest public release build I can't check his statements, hence my query ....
    I'm not running an insider build either. Brink tried it and reported it didn't work, early in this thread. I assume its the reg edit in his tutorial on disabling the Store, that he linked to in his post. That's all I know about it.
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  7.    07 May 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by aramil View Post
    Kaspersky Internet security still allows you to block the store from opening, in application control.

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    Hi there aramil

    How do you dig down to that, i cannot find store anywhere ?
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  8.    07 May 2016 #28
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    If the employee user accounts were standard users and not administrator users, what could they do from the Microsoft Store anyway?
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  9.    07 May 2016 #29
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    To be honest, while this move certainly doesn't build good will, it makes a lot of sense. Companies, even smallish businesses should probably be going to the Volume Licensing route anyways. It does save money, but most smaller companies don't know enough about VL pricing or how to go about it.

    However, there are any number of options one can use to still block access, such as blocking the store via firewall.

    Getting companies to move to Enterprise licensing also means they can use the Windows Update For Business to manage their update process, as well as give control to allow users to download certain app store apps if they so want.

    I think Microsoft has a lot of customers that are too afraid to change, or too slow to change, or just don't know enough to change, and they're trying to push them towards the way that makes the most sense overall.
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  10.    07 May 2016 #30
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    Being unable to log into Store, even when I want to, I think, that the Store is effectively blocked.
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