Protected View (Acrobat)

Specifies whether to use Protected View never (default), for files from an untrusted location (recommended), or always.

The PV preferences were implemented in Acrobat 10.1 and are supported in Reader with 11.0.
Possible values include:
0: (default) Disable Protected View.
1: (recommended) Enable Protected View for unsafe locations only
2: Enable Protected View for all files.

Note that the Customization Wizard 11 created the preference in an incorrect location at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\(product name)\(version)\TrustManager. This bug is fixed in the Wizard DC.

GUI Mapping: Preferences > Security (Enhanced) > Protected View radio buttons.

Supported on: Undefined
ProtectedView


  1. Disable Protected View
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockdown
    Value NameiProtectedView
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Enable Protected View for unsafe locations
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockdown
    Value NameiProtectedView
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Enable Protected View for all files
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockdown
    Value NameiProtectedView
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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