How to disable XBOX and HomeGroup services with Workspace ONE UEM

Since Windows 10 embedded a lot of feature some consumer feature are available in the enterprise space like Xbox services and Homegroup, this article explain how do we block these with UEM.

Since Windows 10 1803, we can change the services start type using CSP. This available for any support MDM managed Windows Desktop, (Pro, Business, Enterprise, Education)

Note : Xbox Game Monitoring service is missing from the list but this service depends on Xbox Live Auth Manager and this one is going to be disabled so the service itself won’t be able to start even if the by default the start is on Manual.

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ADMX Backed – The Office Case

This case come from one of my customer, they followed the Chrome example available at code.vmware.com, but didn’t seems to work correctly for the Office ADMX available from Microsoft, as the profile said “Install Failed”.

Step 1 – Reproduce

Created a custom XML in the console in this format :

<Add>
 <CmdID>2</CmdID>
 <Item>
  <Target>
   <LocURI>./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/ConfigOperations/ADMXInstall/OfficeADMX/Policy/Office16</LocURI>
  </Target>
  <Data>{AMDX DATA HERE converted from <value> to &lt;value&gt; }</Data>
 </Item>
</Add>

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