Can't disable Microsoft Store in Windows 10 Pro through Group Policy

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1809Windows 10, version 1511

Symptoms


On a computer that's running Windows 10 Pro, you upgrade to Windows 10, version 1511 or Windows 10, version 1809. After the upgrade, you notice that the following Group Policy settings to disable Microsoft Store are not applied, and you cannot disable Microsoft Store:

Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Store>Turn off the Store application

User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Store>Turn off the Store

Cause


This behavior is by design. In Windows 10, version 1511 or Windows 10, version 1809, these policies are applicable to users of the Enterprise and Education editions only.