How to manage Windows 10 Search Box with Group Policy

Many users find the Windows 10 Search Box useless and pretty invasive. We will see how to hide or convert into search icon with group policy (GPO) in a Active Directory environment.

Create Group Policy Object

Run Active Directory Users and Computers Run Active Directory Users and Computers Run Group Policy Management Console Create a GPO Give name to a GPO Edit a GPO GPO New Registry Item

Set Group Policy Object

New Registry Properties

Result

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