Hide Active Directory folder

Hides the Active Directory folder in Network Locations.

The Active Directory folder displays Active Directory objects in a browse window.

If you enable this setting, the Active Directory folder does not appear in the Network Locations folder.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the Active Directory folder appears in the Network Locations folder.

This setting is designed to let users search Active Directory but not tempt them to casually browse Active Directory.

Supported on: Windows 2000 only
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Directory UI
Value NameHideDirectoryFolder
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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