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Prevent changing start menu background

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

In PowerShell we can use Get-GPRegistryValue cmled to identify the registry key(s) associated with:


More information about Get-GPRegistryValue can be found on this link:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/grouppolicy/get-gpregistryvalue?view=win10-ps


For Enabled we get:

For Disabled we get:

Description:

Prevents users from changing the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent.


By default, users can change the look of their start menu background, such as its color or accent.


If you enable this setting, the user will be assigned the default start menu background and colors and will not be allowed to change them.


If the "Force a specific background and accent color" policy is also set on a supported version of Windows, then those colors take precedence over this policy.


If the "Force a specific Start background" policy is also set on a supported version of Windows, then that background takes precedence over this policy.





Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT