Prevent users from adding PSTs to Outlook profiles and/or prevent using Sharing-Exclusive PSTs

By default, users can add PSTs to their Outlook profiles and can use Sharing-Exclusive PSTs for storing SharePoint Lists and Internet Calendars. You can use this setting to limit users' ability to store mail in a decentralized fashion. You can block the use of PSTs completely, but be aware that blocking all PSTs disables Outlook features such as SharePoint Lists and Internet Calendar.

If instead you allow only Sharing-Exclusive PSTs to be added to user profiles, PST usage is still limited but the Outlook features that rely on special PSTs are not disabled. The setting that allows Sharing-Exclusive PSTs to be added blocks users from creating new folders in the Sharing-Exclusive PST; copying existing mail folders from their default store to the PST; and copying individual mail items to the root of the PST.

Supported on: At least Windows 7



  1. (default) PSTs can be added
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namedisablepst
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. No PSTs can be added
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namedisablepst
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Only Sharing-Exclusive PSTs can be added
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook
    Value Namedisablepst
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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