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Microsoft to remove or deprecate these features with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The next major update for Windows 10 operating system dubbed as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) is set to release later this year, sometime in September 2017. On launch, the Windows 10 FCU will be retiring features/functionalities and halt the development of few, according to a recent update that is coming from Microsoft.

Read more: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Features, Release Timeline

The following features and functionalities in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are either removed from the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and might be removed in future releases (“Deprecated”).

 

Feature

Removed

Deprecated

3D Builder app

No longer installed by default. Consider using Print 3D and Paint 3D in its place. However, 3D Builder is still available for download from the Windows Store.

X

 

Apndatabase.xml

For more information about the replacement database, see the following Hardware Dev Center articles:

MO Process to update COSA

COSA FAQ

X

 

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

Use will be blocked. Consider using the Exploit Protection feature of Windows Defender Exploit Guard as a replacement.

X

 

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

We recommend that users use alternative scripting tools and a newer management console.

 

X

IIS Digest Authentication

We recommend that users use alternative authentication methods.

 

X

Microsoft Paint

 

X

Outlook Express

Removing this non-functional legacy code.

X

 

Reader app

Functionality to be integrated into Microsoft Edge.

X

 

Reading List

Functionality to be integrated into Microsoft Edge.

X

 

RSA/AES Encryption for IIS

We recommend that users use CNG encryption provider.

 

X

Sync Your Settings

Back-end changes: The current sync process is being deprecated. In a future release, the same cloud storage system for syncing settings will be used for both Enterprise State Roaming users and all other users. (Currently, these users use different cloud storage systems.)

 X

Screen saver functionality in Themes

To be disabled in Themes (classified as “Removed” in this table). Screen saver functionality in Group Policies, Control Panel, and Sysprep is now deprecated but continues to be functional. Lockscreen features and policies are preferred.

X

 X

Syskey.exe

Removing this nonsecure security feature. We recommend that users use BitLocker instead. For more information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

4025993 Syskey.exe utility is no longer supported in Windows 10 RS3 and Windows Server 2016 RS3

X

System Image Backup (SIB) Solution

We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

X

TCP Offload Engine

Removing this legacy code. This functionality was previously transitioned to the Stack TCP Engine. For more information, see the following PFE Platform Blog article:

Why Are We Deprecating Network Performance Features (KB4014193)?

X

Tile Data Layer

To be replaced by the Tile Store.

X

TLS RC4 Ciphers

To be disabled by default. For more information, see the following Windows IT Center topic:

TLS (Schannel SSP) changes in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

X

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Owner Password Management

This legacy code to be removed.

 X

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TPM.msc and TPM Remote Management

To be replaced by a new user interface in a future release.

X

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Remote Management

This legacy code to be removed in a future release.

X

Windows Hello for Business deployment that uses System Center Configuration Manager

Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Federation Services – Registration Authority (ADFS RA) deployment is simpler and provides a better user experience and a more deterministic certificate enrollment experience.

X

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Applications and components should be migrated to PowerShell 5.0+.

X

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