Windows Spotlight is blocked


#1

Hello,

I am unable to get any PCs on my network to download and display Windows Spotlight backgrounds. I am stuck on the same spotlight background it had from pre pihole and it never downloads any. I have tested 2 physical desktops and 2 VMs and all do not receive Windows Spotlight backgrounds even with it being set as the lockscreen.

Does anybody know what needs to get whitelisted for Spotlight to work?

Thanks.


#2

Have you tried whitelisting these domains?

If that doesn’t work, try to watch the log file with

tail -F /var/log/pihole.log

and see if you can determine, which domain(s) are being queried/blocked.


#3

arc.msn.com.nsatc.net HTTPS Used to retrieve Windows Spotlight metadata.

arc.msn.com/v3/Delivery/Placement HTTPS Used to retrieve Windows Spotlight metadata.