One question I got in yesterdays class was:
How do I customize the start screen for my Windows 8.1 users?
The answer is: You can use Powershell and the registry to set this up.
- Start by logging in to a computer and set up the Start Meny to your liking.
- Use the following Powershell command to export it:Export-StartLayout -Path “C:\StartLayout.xml”
- On a DC, start Group Policy Management console and create/edit a policy with the following setting
User Configuration – Policies – Admin Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar – Start Screen Layout: [Path to your XML file]
Note: This setting can be applied to either Users or Computers