Do not sync start settings


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

If you enable this policy setting, the "Start layout" group will not be synced.

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

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

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
Value NameDisableStartLayoutSettingSync
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value2
Disabled Value0

Allow users to turn "start layout" syncing on.
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync
Value NameDisableStartLayoutSettingSyncUserOverride
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value0
False Value1

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