Customise Start Menu and Taskbar through Intune Policy

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I have been asked y my customer to customise the Start Menu, remove some of the un-wanted items such as the default Mail client, which has to be removed from the Taskbar too, Microsoft Store etc. and to add some custom icons and applications. I have read some articles that suggest to use custom XML templates, but this seems very complex, is there not a easier option?

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Blythgb 5 months 5 Answers 112 views Beginner 0

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  1. Custom start menu and taskbar is currently controlled via a custom BCE, and we want to move away from this to vanilla OS deployment. I will test and follow required steps and look to custom XML.

    Thanks all

  2. Thanks the first article was the same one I found, so no other option, and I will have a reads through the second 2.

    Thanks again

    • It’s a bit complex..

      But there are three asks in your question

      1. Remove unwanted apps? – To do this Sync your Intune with Microsoft store and deploy uninstall assignment for the mail client, same for all the other applications .. Try this https://snipboard.io/tlcvM7.jpg

      2. Customizing start menu
      3. Adding new Apps

      Yes – You need to use custom XML to do it. Otherwise, you can deploy a PowerShell if you have something ready to do these changes

      How do you do this in the Group policy world or domain join scenario?

  3. Hello, Prepare a machine, Customize the start layout as you want. [Ex – Remove Mail Client]

    – Export the Start layout

    To Export the Start Layout :- Run Powershell as administrator, Execute the following command

    Export-StartLayout –path .xml

    -Use the exported layout XML with Intune.

    For More Details Refer MS Article – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/customize-and-export-start-layout

    Customize Task Bar Use only required apps – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/configure-windows-10-taskbar#remove-default-apps-and-add-your-own

    Check Article By Paul Winstanley – https://sccmentor.com/2018/12/31/keep-it-simple-with-intune-2-push-out-your-customised-start-menu/

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