Windows Restrictions

Windows Restrictions

You can impose restrictions on the managed windows devices by creating a profile and associating the profile to the devices or groups.

 

Profile Settings

Description

Restrictions Profile Settings

Enforce Device Encryption

By enabling this, all the data that are sent from the device will be encrypted by default.

Disable SD Card

This will allow/restrict the user  to use SD Card (external Memory)  in their device.

Device Functionality (Applicable for Windows 8.1 and later versions)

Allow Camera

Enabling this option will allow the user to use Camera on the device

Allow Screen Capture

By enabling this, users will be allowed to capture the device's screen as images to store the data

Allow Store

If this option is enabled, then the users will be allowed to access the Windows Store

Allow Internet Explorer

Disabling this option, will restrict the use of Internet Explorer. However users can use other browsers if any, are installed on the device

Allow Bluetooth

Bluetooth connectivity can be allowed/restricted from the device

Allow Telemetry

This option is to allow/deny data from the device to the App vendor.  You can choose to allow it completely or block it completely or partially allow it.

Allow NFC

Use of  NFC can be allowed/restricted on their device

Allow USB Connection

By enabling this, users will be allowed to establish connection with the external device using  USB

Network (Applicable for Windows 8.1 and later versions)

Allow WiFi

Users will be allowed/restricted to connect internet via WiFi

Allow WiFi Configuration

This option will allow the users to add a new WiFi connection manually to the device

Allow WiFi Hotspot Reporting

Enabling this will allow the device to detect and report the free WiFi Hotspot availability to the Windows Server

Allow auto connect to WiFi Sense Hotspots

This feature will allow the devices to connect to free WiFi Hotspots automatically

Allow Internet Sharing

Internet Sharing can be allowed/restricted from the device

Allow VPN usage while using Cellular Data

By enabling this, users will be allowed to establish connection via VPN, while using cellular data

Allow VPN Roaming while using Cellular Data

Users will be allowed to use "VPN" while "Roaming" through the cellular data

Allow Cellular Data usage while Roaming

By enabling this, users while roaming will be allowed to use cellular data

Security and Privacy (Applicable for Windows 8.1 and later versions)

Allow Copy Paste

"Copy and Paste" operation can be allowed/restricted on the device

Allow Location Services

Enabling this will allow the users will be use location services on their mobile device

Allow Microsoft Account Connection

Users will be allowed to connect to the Microsoft account. If this restricted, then the user will not be allowed to add any Microsoft account once this profile is applied on the device. However this profile would fail, if there is any existing Microsoft account added to the device.

Allow adding Non Microsoft Accounts manually

By enabling this, users will be allowed to add other accounts other than Microsoft

Allow user to install root certificates

This will allow the users to install root certificates on the device

Allow Developer Unlock

Users will be allowed to unlock the device using "Device Unlock" feature. This will provide advanced control like accessing the data/file on the device's operating system.

Allow User to Reset Phone

This option will the users to reset the device's factory settings

Allow Action Center Notifications

By enabling this, users will be allowed to use the notification center to receive all notifications

Social and Search (Applicable for Windows 8.1 and later versions)

Allow Cortana

This option will allow users will to use "Cortana" on the device

Allow Video Recording

Use of camera to record videos will be allowed on the mobile device

Allow Saving "Office  Files" on the device

Users will be allowed to save Microsoft Office files on the device

Allow Sharing "Office Files" from the device

By enabling this, users will be allowed to share the Microsoft Office files from the device

Allow "Sync My Settings"

"Sync My Settings" feature will be allowed on the device

Allow Search to use Location Services

The default search engine, "Bing" will be allowed to use the location services

Safe Search Permissions

Users will be allowed to use "Safe Search Option" on the device

Allow Storing Image from "Vision Search"

By enabling this, users will be allowed to store the image from vision search option.

 

See Also:  Associating Profiles to Groups, Associating Profiles to Devices,  App Management, Distribute Apps to Devices, Distribute Apps to Groups

 

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