Policy CSP - Notifications

Warning

Some information relates to prereleased product which may be substantially modified before it's commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.


Notifications policies

Notifications/DisallowCloudNotification
Notifications/DisallowNotificationMirroring
Notifications/DisallowTileNotification

Notifications/DisallowCloudNotification

Home Pro Business Enterprise Education Mobile Mobile Enterprise
cross mark check mark4 check mark4 check mark4 check mark4

Scope:

  • Device

Added in Windows 10, version 1803. This policy setting blocks applications from using the network to send tile, badge, toast, and raw notifications. Specifically, this policy setting turns off the connection between Windows and the Windows Push Notification Service (WNS). This policy setting also stops applications from being able to use periodic (polling) notifications.

If you enable this policy setting, applications and system features will not be able receive notifications from the network from WNS or via notification polling APIs.

If you enable this policy setting, notifications can still be raised by applications running on the machine via local API calls from within the application.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the client computer will connect to WNS at user login and applications will be allowed to use periodic (polling) notifications.

No reboots or service restarts are required for this policy setting to take effect.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn off notifications network usage
  • GP name: NoCloudNotification
  • GP path: Start Menu and Taskbar/Notifications
  • GP ADMX file name: WPN.admx

This setting supports a range of values between 0 and 1.

Validation:

  1. Enable policy
  2. Reboot machine
  3. Ensure that you can't receive a notification from Facebook app while FB app isn't running

Notifications/DisallowNotificationMirroring

Home Pro Business Enterprise Education Mobile Mobile Enterprise
cross mark check mark1 check mark1 check mark1 check mark1 check mark1

Scope:

  • User

Added in Windows 10, version 1607. Boolean value that turns off notification mirroring.

For each user logged into the device, if you enable this policy (set value to 1) the app and system notifications received by this user on this device will not get mirrored to other devices of the same logged in user. If you disable or do not configure this policy (set value to 0) the notifications received by this user on this device will be mirrored to other devices of the same logged in user. This feature can be turned off by apps that do not want to participate in Notification Mirroring. This feature can also be turned off by the user in the Cortana setting page.

No reboot or service restart is required for this policy to take effect.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn off notification mirroring
  • GP name: NoNotificationMirroring
  • GP path: Start Menu and Taskbar/Notifications
  • GP ADMX file name: WPN.admx

The following list shows the supported values:

  • 0 (default) – enable notification mirroring.
  • 1 - disable notification mirroring.

Notifications/DisallowTileNotification

Home Pro Business Enterprise Education Mobile Mobile Enterprise
cross mark check mark4 check mark4 check mark4 check mark4

Scope:

  • User

Added in Windows 10, version 1803. This policy setting turns off tile notifications.

If you enable this policy setting, applications and system features will not be able to update their tiles and tile badges in the Start screen.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, tile and badge notifications are enabled and can be turned off by the administrator or user.

No reboots or service restarts are required for this policy setting to take effect.

ADMX Info:

  • GP English name: Turn off tile notifications
  • GP name: NoTileNotification
  • GP path: Start Menu and Taskbar/Notifications
  • GP ADMX file name: WPN.admx

This setting supports a range of values between 0 and 1.

Validation:

  1. Enable policy
  2. Reboot machine
  3. Ensure that all tiles are default (no live tile content showing, like no weather forecast on the Weather tile)

Footnote:

  • 1 - Added in Windows 10, version 1607.
  • 2 - Added in Windows 10, version 1703.
  • 3 - Added in Windows 10, version 1709.
  • 4 - Added in Windows 10, version 1803.