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The following information describes how you can get the options to configure Windows 8 Store related group policy settings in your environment.
Note: If you still do not see the option to select the Store settings then your environment may be using a centralized store for the group policy templates (\\contoso.com\sysvol\policies\policydefinitions). If this is the case, then you would need to ensure that the winstoreui.admx and winstoreui.adml are copied from the local \windows\policydefinitions directory to the centralized store location. Be sure to have a backup of the centralized policydefinitions store before making any changes and either allow for replication to take place and/or ensure that the Group Policy Management console is connected to the specific domain controller the admx/adml file were copied to when doing initial testing.
Note the Store options for group policy may not appear even on a Windows 2012 domain controller. It appears that the Desktop Experience feature is a requirement to have the Group Policy Management console show the option (if it does not have the admx/adml files above).
As of the time of the writing of this article the following options were available
If you set the policy setting (either via group policy or local policy) for Turn off the Store application to enabled, the user would see an error of
Windows Store isn't available on this PC. Contact your system administrator for more information.
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Article ID: 2826659 - Last Review: April 23, 2013 - Revision: 6.0