Are Existing Group Policy & Registry Settings Applicable to the New Teams Client?

Brass Contributor

Hi Everyone,


Does anyone know if the existing registry and group policy settings for the "classic" Teams client also apply to the "new" Teams client?  Specifically, how does one control whether the "new" Teams client automatically launches for each user upon logon?  I'd like to configure the new client to launch for everyone automatically and set it so that this cannot be disabled.


Thanks for your help!

1 Reply

Hi Everyone,


I actually figured this out using some diff tools to look for changes in the OS as I toggled the "Auto-start Teams" option in the new Teams client. You can set the value of the following registry value via GPO to enforce or disable auto-start at logon:


Key: HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\SystemAppData\MSTeams_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TeamsTfwStartupTask


Value: "State"


Data: 2 (enable) | 1 (disable)


@Daniel Smith