MyITGuy
4/5/2017 - 9:18 PM

(In Progress) PowerShell Script I use to customize my machines in the same way for privacy, search, UI, etc.

(In Progress) PowerShell Script I use to customize my machines in the same way for privacy, search, UI, etc.

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# Privacy Settings
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# Privacy: Let apps use my advertising ID: Disable
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo -Name Enabled -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore:
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo -Name Enabled -Type DWord -Value 1
# Privacy: SmartScreen Filter for Store Apps: Disable
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost -Name EnableWebContentEvaluation -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore:
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost -Name EnableWebContentEvaluation -Type DWord -Value 1

# WiFi Sense: HotSpot Sharing: Disable
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0
# WiFi Sense: Shared HotSpot Auto-Connect: Disable
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0


# Start Menu: Disable Bing Search Results
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search -Name BingSearchEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore (Enabled):
# Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search -Name BingSearchEnabled -Type DWord -Value 1

# Start Menu: Disale Cortana (Commented out by default - this is personal preference)
# TODO: Figure this out - need another VM to test, mine's already disabled via domain, etc.

# Disable Telemetry (requires a reboot to take effect)
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection -Name AllowTelemetry -Type DWord -Value 0
Get-Service DiagTrack,Dmwappushservice | Stop-Service | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled


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# Personal Preferences on UI
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# Change Explorer home screen back to "This PC"
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Type DWord -Value 1
# Change it back to "Quick Access" (Windows 10 default)
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Type DWord -Value 2

# These make "Quick Access" behave much closer to the old "Favorites"
# Disable Quick Access: Recent Files
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowRecent -Type DWord -Value 0
# Disable Quick Access: Frequent Folders
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowFrequent -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore:
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowRecent -Type DWord -Value 1
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowFrequent -Type DWord -Value 1

# Disable the Lock Screen (the one before password prompt - to prevent dropping the first character)
If (-Not (Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization)) {
	New-Item -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows -Name Personalization | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization -Name NoLockScreen -Type DWord -Value 1
# To Restore:
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization -Name NoLockScreen -Type DWord -Value 1

# Use the Windows 7-8.1 Style Volume Mixer
If (-Not (Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC")) {
	New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -Name MTCUVC | Out-Null
}
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" -Name EnableMtcUvc -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore (Windows 10 Style Volume Control):
#Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" -Name EnableMtcUvc -Type DWord -Value 1

# Dark Theme for Windows (commenting out by default because this one's probbly a minority want)
# Note: the title bar text and such is still black with low contrast, and needs additional tweaks (it'll probably be better in a future build)
#If (-Not (Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize)) {
#	New-Item -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes -Name Personalize | Out-Null
#}
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Type DWord -Value 0
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Type DWord -Value 0
# To Restore (Light Theme):
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Type DWord -Value 1
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize -Name AppsUseLightTheme -Type DWord -Value 1



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# Windows Updates
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# Change Windows Updates to "Notify to schedule restart"
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name UxOption -Type DWord -Value 1
# To Restore (Automatic):
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings -Name UxOption -Type DWord -Value 0

# Disable P2P Update downlods outside of local network
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config -Name DODownloadMode -Type DWord -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization -Name SystemSettingsDownloadMode -Type DWord -Value 3
# To restore (PCs on my local network and PCs on the internet)
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config -Name DODownloadMode -Type DWord -Value 3
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization -Name SystemSettingsDownloadMode -Type DWord -Value 1
# To disable P2P update downloads completely:
#Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DeliveryOptimization\Config -Name DODownloadMode -Type DWord -Value 0


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# Windows 10 Metro App Removals
# These start commented out so you choose
# Just remove the # (comment in PowerShell) on the ones you want to remove
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# Be gone, heathen!
#Get-AppxPackage king.com.CandyCrushSaga | Remove-AppxPackage
# Bing Weather, News, Sports, and Finance (Money):
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingWeather | Remove-AppxPackage
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingNews | Remove-AppxPackage
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingSports | Remove-AppxPackage
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingFinance | Remove-AppxPackage
# Xbox:
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
# Windows Phone Companion
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage
# Solitaire Collection
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection | Remove-AppxPackage
# People
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage
# Groove Music
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic | Remove-AppxPackage
# Movies & TV
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Remove-AppxPackage
# OneNote
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.OneNote | Remove-AppxPackage
# Photos
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage
# Sound Recorder
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Remove-AppxPackage
# Mail & Calendar
#Get-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage
# Skype (Metro version)
#Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage