Need to configure a windows 10 with no tiles, zero, nothing. Delete those "life at a glance" and "play and explore" default tiles. And that the users can't edit that layout.
For all users. well, only for non-administrators users, but that I already figured out with the "management console" gpedit.msc and a custom .msc file.
The strange issue here is that Exporting a layout and then forcing it for all users work. But it doesn't work if the exported layout has no/zero tiles! crazy! It generates an invalid file it seems, keep reading.
this is how I exported the layout
export-startlayout -path 0-tiles.xml
and then enforcing it in gpedit.msc - user configuration - administratrive templates - start menu and task bar -- start menu layout ( <-- I'm translating those items from a spanish windows, don't take them 100% literal )
only results in having all the default tiles, all "life at a glance" "play and explore" tiles!
Why it fails to accept zero tiles? How can that be forced?
Also experimented with file c:\users\default\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\shell\defaultlayouts.xml
1) I emptied *all* the tiles on that file (edited the file by hand) 2) also deled the file
in both cases you get 3 default icons (windows store, etc, etc)
...Also tried importing the 0-tiles file, that ends on error:
import-startlayout -layoutpath 0-tiles.xml -mountpath c:\
that command works with files with at least one tile, but gives error with the zero tile generated .xml file:
import-startlayout : the file 0-tiles.xml is not a valid design file
so it seems to generate an invalid file
Where is the tile configuration beign stored for each user? Maybe editing that directly works.