Scan network files

This policy setting allows you to configure scanning for network files. It is recommended that you do not enable this setting.

If you enable this setting, network files will be scanned.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, network files will not be scanned.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan
Value NameDisableScanningNetworkFiles
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

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