Do not sync desktop personalization

Prevent the "desktop personalization" group from syncing to and from this PC. This turns off and disables the "desktop personalization" group on the "sync your settings" page in PC settings.

If you enable this policy setting, the "desktop personalization" group will not be synced.

Use the option "Allow users to turn desktop personalization syncing on" so that syncing it turned off by default but not disabled.

If you do not set or disable this setting, syncing of the "desktop personalization" group is on by default and configurable by the user.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
Value NameDisableDesktopThemeSettingSync
Enabled Value2
Disabled Value0

Allow users to turn "desktop personalization" syncing on.
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
Value NameDisableDesktopThemeSettingSyncUserOverride
Default Value1
True Value0
False Value1


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