Since Windows 10, OneDrive is an built-in application. But hopefully, for enterprise administrator, you can disable this functionality with Group Policy (GPO). But even disabled, the OneDrive shortcut in the start menu still exists.
OneDrive shortcut in start menu
Let’s see how to remove this shortcut easily with Group Policy Preference (GPP):
When you deploy a new Windows 8/ 8.1 operating system, you have a lot of Modern UI Application in your profile. But, for an enterprise, these Apps can be annoying: almost all of them are for personnal use.
By example, we can find:
- Food & Drinks
- Health & Fitness
Hopefully, you can remove / uninstall modern ui Apps by using a Powershell command line.
Microsoft provides two type of Powershell Cmdlet, depend of if you want to remove Apps on a User Profile, or on a System:
- Get-AppxPackage, retrieves all Modern UI Apps for a user profile.
- Get-AppxProvisionedPackage,retrieves all Modern UI Apps for a system.
When you create a virtual machine with VMware, vSphere or Workstation, it has a floppy drive enabled by default. It can be used to deploy operating system with specific drivers, maybe you want to remove floppy drive after the installation.
To do this, you need to change some configuration in the BIOS of the virtual machine:
- At the boot, press F2 to go into SETUP: