• Create Registry.reg file with required registry changes. E.g. following will disable "Download Windows Search" prompt in MS Outlook 2010:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


  • Create Registry.bat file with text:
    %systemroot%\regedit /s Registry.reg

  • Open Group Policy object, go to User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts > LogonGroup Policy Editor
  • Click on Show Files (this opens a folder in \\domain-name\SysVol\domain-name\Policies\... ) and copy both files you created to that folder.
    Group Policy Editor - Logon Properties
  • Click on Add and select Registry.bat
  • Deploy Group Policy object where required.

Windows Server 2003
Windows XP

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  • From: >> Expand KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore >>Right click and >> select NEW >> REG_DWORD >> Name it RemoveWindowsStore >> Set the value to 1

    Script to populate the registry key through logon Script:
    $RegKeyPath = "HKLM:\KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore"
    $StoreItem = "RemoveWindowsStore"
    $StatusValue = "1"
    New-Item -Path $RegKeyPath -Force | Out-Null
    New-ItemProperty -Path $RegKeyPath -Name $StoreItem -Value $StatusValue -PropertyType REG_DWORD -Force | Out-Null

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