Allow shared folders to be published

This policy setting determines whether the user can publish shared folders in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, users can use the "Publish in Active Directory" option in the Shared Folders snap-in to publish shared folders in AD DS.

If you disable this policy setting, users cannot publish shared folders in AD DS, and the "Publish in Active Directory" option is disabled. Note: The default is to allow shared folders to be published when this setting is not configured.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SharedFolders
Value NamePublishSharedFolders
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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