What is “WinX” or “Charms” in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Group Policy Settings Reference Sheet is referring to?

Anyone who tried to view through the newly release excel sheet from Microsoft sharing on the new GPO settings applicable to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I believe you will have some questions as I do…

In case you are thinking what are the following settings mean. I am sharing with you on what I have combed through for my usage to buy you some time… Hope you find it useful.

 

File Name

Policy Setting Name (Excel Sheet)

Policy Setting Name (GPMC View)

Desktop.admx

Prevent adding

Note: Unable to find in the ADMX file

EdgeUI.admx

App switching

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EdgeUI.admx

Charms

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EdgeUI.admx

WinX

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EdgeUI.admx

 

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SkyDrive.admx

 

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SkyDrive.admx

 

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SkyDrive.admx

 

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kdc.admx

 

(Found New Setting that is not Reflected in the Excel Sheet)

Request compound authentication

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kerberos.admx

 

(Found New Setting that is not Reflected in the Excel Sheet)

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OfflineFiles.admx

At Logoff

Note: Cannot find in ADMX file.

Search.admx

Disable indexing of removable drives

Do not allow locations on removable drive to be added to libraries

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Search.admx

Don’t search the web or display web results in Search

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Search.admx

Don’t search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections

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Search.admx

Set what information is shared in Search

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Search.admx

Set the SafeSearch setting for Search

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SettingSync.admx

Do not sync Apps

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StartMenu.admx

Default

“GoToDesktopOnSignIn”

Go to the desktop instead of start when signing in or when all the apps on a screen are closed

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StartMenu.admx

Default app

“ShowAppsViewOnStart”

Show the Apps view automatically when the user goes to Start

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StartMenu.admx

Default search

“DisableGlobalSearchOnAppsView”

Search just apps from the Apps View

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StartMenu.admx

Sort

“DesktopAppsFirstInAppsView”

List Desktop Apps First in the Apps View

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StartMenu.admx

Multimon

“ShowStartOnDisplayWithForegroundOnWinKey”

Show start on the display the user is using when they press the Windows Logo Key

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UserProfiles.admx

User management of sharing user name

Turn Off The Advertising ID

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