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Configure Start Menu Templates

The easiest way to create a custom start menu layout that can be applied to other Windows 10 devices is by creating the desired start menu on a reference computer and exporting the layout.

After the layout has been exported, you can decide if you wish to apply an entire start menu layout or a partial one.

The following URL provides additional information about adjusting and exporting a start menu: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/customize-and-export-start-layout

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  1. For Windows 10, version 1607, 1703, or 1803, export the start menu layout using PowerShell: Export-StartLayout –path <path><file name>.xml
  2. For Windows 10, version 1809, export the start menu layout using PowerShell:
    Export-StartLayout -UseDesktopApplicationID -Path layout.xml
  3. Select Workplace Manager from the left menu
  4. Select Start menu templates
  5. Click Add
  6. Enter a Policy name
  7. Paste the exported XML from step 1 or 2 in the XML editor
  8. Click Save