List of Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings

Let’s quickly check the details of the New Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings. In November, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 21H2 feature update, aka Windows 10 November 2021 Update.

With every new release of Windows 10, Windows 11 group policy settings are updated to enhance the work experience. This update also contains all features and fixes in previous cumulative updates.

Windows 10 21H2 group policy added exiting settings for managing windows updates. The Windows 10 21h2 group policy Specify source service for specific classes of Windows Updates now allows you to obtain different types of updates (quality, feature update, driver, or other) from Windows Server Update Service or Windows Update, respectively.

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How to get the Windows 10 version 21H2 (November 2021 Update) ?

Devices running Windows 10, versions 200420H2, and 21H1, can quickly update Windows 10, version 21H2, using an enablement package. You can also check the step by step guide to install the latest Windows version 21H2 on a new computer (bare metal) using sccm, Best Guide to Deploy Windows 10 21H2 Using SCCM

Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings
Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings

In enterprise environments with Windows 10, 21H2 Enterprise and Education edition settings can be managed via Group Policy. However, new administrative templates in the form of .admx files are required for version 21H2. You can check to download Windows 10 Administrative Templates for All Versions

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Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings

Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings for Computer (Machine) and User configurations are included in the Administrative template for Windows 10 version 21H2 (November 2021 Update). Here’s a list of shipped Windows 10 21h2 group policy –

Location Policy Path Policy Setting Name Help Text
Machine MS Security GuideLimits print driver installation to AdministratorsDetermines whether users that aren’t Administrator can install print drivers on this computer. By default users that aren’t Administrators can’t install print drivers on this computer.  
Machine PrintersEnable Device Control Printing RestrictionsDetermines whether Device Control Printing Restrictions are enforced for printing on this computer. By default there are no restrictions to printing based on connection type or printer Make/Model.        
Machine PrintersLimits print driver installation to AdministratorsDetermines whether users that aren’t Administrators can install print drivers on this computer. By default users that aren’t Administrators can’t install print drivers on this computer.         
Machine PrintersList of Approved USB-connected print devicesThis setting is a component of the Device Control Printing Restrictions.        
MachineSystem\Device Installation\Device Installation RestrictionsApply layered order of evaluation for Allow and Prevent device installation policies across all device match criteriaThis policy setting will change the evaluation order in which Allow and Prevent policy settings are applied when more than one install policy setting is applicable for a given device.
MachineSystem\KerberosAllow retrieving the cloud kerberos ticket during the logonThis policy setting allows retrieving the cloud kerberos ticket during the logon.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the cloud kerberos ticket is not retrieved during the logon.
MachineWindows Components\Data Collection and Preview BuildsDisable OneSettings DownloadsThis policy setting controls whether Windows attempts to connect with the OneSettings service.
MachineWindows Components\Data Collection and Preview BuildsEnable OneSettings AuditingThis policy setting controls whether Windows records attempts to connect with the OneSettings service to the EventLog.
MachineWindows Components\Internet ExplorerReset zoom to default for HTML dialogs in Internet Explorer modeThis policy setting lets admins reset zoom to default for HTML dialogs in Internet Explorer mode.
MachineWindows Components\Microsoft Defender Antivirus\Device ControlDefine device control policy groupsYou need to follow the device control policy groups xml schema to fill out the policy groups data.    
MachineWindows Components\Microsoft Defender Antivirus\Device ControlDefine device control policy rulesFollow the device control policy rules xml schema to fill out the policy rules data.    
MachineWindows Components\News and interestsEnable news and interests on the taskbarThis policy setting specifies whether news and interests is allowed on the device.
MachineWindows Components\Windows Hello for BusinessUse cloud trust for on-premises authenticationUse this policy setting to configure Windows Hello for Business to use Azure AD Kerberos for on-premises authentication. This Windows 10 21H2 group policy supported for Windows 10 version 21H2 and later.     
MachineWindows Components\Windows UpdateSpecify source service for specific classes of Windows UpdatesWhen this policy is enabled devices will receive Windows updates for the classes listed from the specified update source: either Windows Update or Windows Server Update Service.
UserControl Panel\PrintersEnable Device Control Printing RestrictionsDetermines whether Device Control Printing Restrictions are enforced for printing on this computer
UserControl Panel\PrintersList of Approved USB-connected print devicesThis setting is a component of the Device Control Printing Restrictions. To use this setting enable Device Control Printing by enabling the “Enable Device Control Printing Restrictions” setting.     
UserWindows Components\Internet ExplorerReset zoom to default for HTML dialogs in Internet Explorer modeThis policy setting lets admins reset zoom to default for HTML dialogs in Internet Explorer mode.
List of Windows 10 21H2 Group Policy Settings | Windows 10 21h2 Group Policy

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About Author -> Jitesh has over 5 years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus area is Windows 10 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.

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