Windows 8 – New GPO stuff

I have just compared the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder on the Widows 8 preview build with a Windows 7 Enterprise build. And unless I missed one, the below ADMX/ADML files are new.

AppxPackageManager.admx
dam.admx
DeviceCompat.admx
EAIME.admx
EarlyLaunchAM.admx
EdgeUI.admx
ExternalBoot.admx
msched.admx
ProximityCommon.admx
srm-fci.admx
UserState.admx
WindowsHistoryVault.admx
WinStoreUI.admx
wlansvc.admx
WPN.admx
WPN.Provider.admx
wwansvc.admx

When you open the related ADML files stored under C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US you will find some interesting hints about what these new policies are supposed to do. You will find stuff about Windows to Go, the App Store, Profiles and more.

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  1. I’ve been struggling to find a way to turn on the Input Panel functionality in a resistive touchscreen device (Viliv S5) running Windows 8. Do you have any idea of there is a hack to the EAIME.admx policy file that could do this? Or is there a simpler way? I already ran a Win7 HID driver on the device, but the results are terrible.

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