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How to roam Windows 10 Start Menu layout (2150422)

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Roaming the Start Menu layout, including all personalized tiles is difficult to accomplish. The Start Menu in Windows 10 was stored in a database which was locked and could not be copied.

With the Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1703 Creators Update, the Start Menu is no longer stored in a database, but stored in the registry. This makes it possible to roam the Start Menu again.
This article explains how to roam the Start menu layout by using VMware User Environment Manager.

Note: This resolution only works on Windows 10 version 1703 or later.


To allow users to personalize their Windows 10 Start Menu and roam those personal settings, a new UEM configuration item needs to be created using the UEM Management Console.
To create a new UEM configuration:

  1. Click Create Config File and select Create a custom config file.
  2. Provide a name for the new config file. 
  3. In the Import/Export tab, add these lines:






  4. Save the UEM Config file.

You can now customize and personalize your Start Menu, including pinning tiles to local apps, modern AppX apps, group tiles, resize, and re-order.

Note: Roaming the Start Menu with this approach even allows for roaming between 32-bit and 64-bit.

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