Prevent adding UNC locations to index from Control Panel

Enabling this policy prevents users from adding UNC locations to the index from the Search and Indexing Options in Control Panel. Any UNC locations that have already been added to the index by the user will not be removed.

When this policy is disabled or not configured, users will be able to add UNC locations to the index.

This policy has no effect if the Files on Microsoft Networks add-in is not installed.

Disabled by default.

Supported on: Any version of Microsoft Windows with Windows Search 4.0 or later
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
Value NameHideUNCTab
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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