Changed Answer File Settings from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

This topic describes Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 answer-file settings that have changed since Windows® 8 and Windows Server® 2012.

In This Section

  • New Windows Settings

  • Changed Windows Settings

  • Deprecated Windows Settings

  • Deprecated Internet Explorer Settings

  • Removed Windows Settings

  • Removed Internet Explorer Settings

New Windows Settings

These settings are new in Windows 8.1 Update, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2:

New setting Description

Microsoft-Windows-CoreMmRes\CameraSoundLevel

Sets the volume of the sound played when a user starts a recording, stops a recording, takes a photo or starts a photo sequence. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-CoreMmRes\NoPhysicalCameraLED

Indicates that there is no physical LED for the device’s camera. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-GPIOButtons\ConvertibleSlateMode

Sets the touchscreen behavior for a laptop, a PC with permanently attached keyboard available at any time for typing comfortably

Microsoft-Windows-SecureStartup-FilterDriver\PreventDeviceEncryption

Prevents encrypting the operating system drive and any fixed data drive using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\DesktopOptimization

Specifies display settings that affect the desktop. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup \ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen

Specifies that the Power Options button is displayed on the Start Screen. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile7

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile7. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile8

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile8. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile9

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile9. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile10

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile10. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile11

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile11. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\SquareTiles\SquareOrDesktopTile12

Specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start screen, in position SquareOrDesktopTile12. New for Windows 8.1 Update.

Microsoft-Windows-SystemSettings\DisplayNetworkSelection

Specifies whether to always show the Network Selection control in the Mobile Broadband Properties dialog.

Microsoft-Windows-SystemSettings\WiFiToWlan

Replaces the. Wi-Fi heading in the Networks list with WLAN.

Microsoft-Windows-WwanUI\NotInOOBE

Hides mobile broadband devices and networks in OOBE.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\DefinitionUpdateFileSharesSources

Configures UNC file share sources for downloading definition updates for Windows® Defender.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\EnableRemoteManagedDefaults

Specifies whether to configure Windows® Defender to be remotely managed using recommended default settings.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\FallbackOrder

Specifies the order in which different definition update sources should be contacted by Windows Defender.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\Scan

Specifies settings that configure the scheduled scan for Windows® Defender.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\SignatureUpdateInterval

Specifies the interval Windows® Defender checks for definition updates.

Security-Malware-Windows-Defender\ThreatSeverityDefaultAction

Specifies settings that define the default action to be taken for specific threat alert levels.

Changed Windows Settings

These Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 settings have changed from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012:

Changed setting Description of setting Description of change

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\RegionalOverrides\RegionalOverride\Order

Specifies a unique id for a set of regions. In the specified set of regions, Windows displays a customized set of apps that appear on the Start and Lock screens.

Changed the maximum value of unique IDs for the regional override from 19 to 199.

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\VisualEffects\SystemDefaultBackgroundColor

Specifies the system default Windows background color scheme appearing on first boot, and on LogonUI if no user is selected.

Added new color scheme for Windows 8.1.

Networking-MPSSVC-Svc: DomainProfile_DisableNotifications, PrivateProfile_DisableNotifications, and PublicProfile_DisableNotifications.

Multiple settings

Changed default value for Windows RT 8.1.

Deprecated Windows Settings

The following Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 settings are not supported in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and may be removed in a future release. The following table includes status of the setting, and recommendations for new settings to use when applicable:

Deprecated setting from Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Status or recommendation for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Sensors-API\SensorPermissions\Sensor\Enable

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Sensors-API\SensorPermissions\Sensor\GUID

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Sensors-API\SensorPermissions\Sensor\GUIDClassification

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Sensors-API\SensorPermissions\Sensor\Order

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-SecureStartup-FilterDriver\InPlaceCrypto

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-SecureStartup-FilterDriver\ModifiedWriteMaximum

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Microsoft-Windows-SecureStartup-FilterDriver \ReadDoubleBuffering

This is not applicable for Windows 8.1.

Deprecated Internet Explorer Settings

These settings in the Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer component are deprecated:

Deprecated setting name Status or recommendation

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\AllSitesCompatibilityMode

This setting is not supported.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\DisableWelcomePage

This setting was deprecated in Windows 8 and is no longer supported.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\NoDial

Internet Explorer 9 through Internet Explorer 11 do not include an IEAK-based sign-up process.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\PreApprovedAddons

Add-ons can still be installed but they will be disabled, by default. Users will be able to choose the add-ons to enable.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\ShowCompatibilityViewButton

This setting is not supported.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\SmallCommandBarIcons

This setting is not supported.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\Scope\DisplayQuickPick

This setting is not supported.

Removed Windows Settings

We recommend these replacements for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 settings that have been removed from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012:

Removed setting from Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Recommendation for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft-Windows-PerfCenterCPL\WindowsExperienceIndexOemInfo\HardwareUpgradeURL

No recommendation.

Microsoft-Windows-PerfCenterCPL\WindowsExperienceIndexOemInfo\Logo

No recommendation.

Microsoft-Windows-AllUserInstallAgent\LogonWaitForPackageRegistration

No recommendation.

Removed Internet Explorer Settings

These settings in the Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer component are removed:

Deprecated setting name Status or recommendation

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer: EnableLinksBar, ShowCommandBar, ShowMenuBar, and ShowStatusBar.

Users can still make these bars appear in Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\IEWelcomeMsg

To skip the First Run wizard and the welcome page when Internet Explorer starts for the first time, use the DisableFirstRunWizard settings.

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer\PrintBackground

This setting is not supported.

See Also

Concepts

Changed Answer File Settings from Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Changed Answer File Settings from Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
Changed Answer File Settings from Windows XP and Windows Server 2003