Prevent co-authoring

This policy setting controls how Word opens a file for editing on document management servers that support co-authoring.

If you enable this policy setting, Word will prevent co-authoring by taking an exclusive file lock.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Word will allow co-authoring by taking short-term shared locks.

Note: When file synchronization via SOAP over HTTP is turned off it will prevent co-authoring.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\word\coauthoring
Value Namedisablecoauthoring
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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