Group Policy Settings for Windows Games

In Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise the Windows Games are not enabled by default. But if you have decided to include them in your corporate standard image or users with administrative rights enable them by themselves, you should consider using the following Group Policy settings. Location Location Setting Description Computer Configuration Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Game Explorer Turn off downloading of game information Manages download of game box art and ratings from the Windows Metadata Services. If Read More …

Scheduled Tasks for Windows Games

When opening the Windows Task Scheduler you might see a Task called “UpdateCheck_” located within the Games folder of the Task Scheduler Library. To enable or disable this Task open the “Game Explorer” within Windows and then select options. When selecting “Automatically check online for updates and news, then notify me when the’re available” a scheduled Task is automatically being created. When selecting “Never check online for updates or news, I’ll do it manually” the Read More …

Adding Games on Windows 7 Enterprise

When you run a default Windows 7 Enterprise installation, you will notice that by default no games are being installed. System administrators using the Windows Automated Installation Toolkit can use the image manager to enable games within their customized Windows 7 Enterprise installation, but here’s another trick how you can get the games enabled. Open a command prompt with elevated Administrative privileges and execute the following command: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:InboxGames when completed, you should Read More …