How to Remove Windows Junk via GPO – Chat, Weather, Hello, Shopping

  1. Download and install Administrative Templates (.admx)

    • Windows 11 October 2021 Update [21H2] – https:// www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=103507

    • Windows 10 May 2021 Update (21H1) – https:// www.microsoft.com/download/103124
  2. Update your Central Store in AD (.admx and .adml)

    • \\intranet.kimconnect.com\SYSVOL\contoso.com\policies\PolicyDefinitions-21H2
    • \\intranet.kimconnect.com\SYSVOL\contoso.com\policies\PolicyDefinitions-21H1
  3. Remove Chat & Other Junks
    • GPO path to control Chat is: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Chat

Read Microsoft documentation: https:// docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/group-policy/create-and-manage-central-store

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