Microsoft 365 Windows 10 Device Configuration Policy Available Settings


This article will cover what settings are available to set for the Windows 10 device configuration policy.


  • A Microsoft 365 User
  • Global administrator login for Microsoft 365
  • Windows 10 device configuration policy

The Process



Help protect PCs from viruses and other threats using Windows Defender Antivirus

Requires that Windows Defender Antivirus is turned on to protect PCs from the dangers of being connected to the internet.

Help protect PCs from web-based threats in Microsoft Edge

Turns on settings in Edge that help protect users from malicious sites and downloads.

Turn off device screen when idle for this amount of time

Makes sure that company data is protected if a user is idle. A user may be working in a public location, like a coffee shop, and step away or be distracted for just a moment, leaving their device vulnerable to random glances. This setting lets you control how long the user can be idle before the screen shuts off.

Allow users to download apps from Windows Store

Lets users download and install apps from the Windows Store. Apps include everything from games to productivity tools.

Allow users to access Cortana

Can turn settings on or off for you, give directions, and make sure you're on time for appointments, so we keep this On by default.

Allow users to receive Windows tips and advertisements from Microsoft

Windows tips can be handy and help orient users when new features are released.

Keep Windows 10 devices up to date automatically

Makes sure that Windows 10 devices automatically receive the latest updates.