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Organize Registry Items

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can organize Registry preference items into folders called collections so that you can apply the same targeting to all Registry items in the collection, or to mimic the structure of settings in the registry. The structure of collections of Registry preference items has no impact on the position of keys and values in the Windows registry.

To create a new collection of Registry preference items

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console . Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit .

  2. In the console tree under Computer Configuration or User Configuration , expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Windows Settings folder.

  3. Right-click the Registry node or a collection folder beneath the node, point to New , and select Collection Item .

  4. Type a name for the collection folder.

  5. The new collection folder appears in the console tree.

  6. Right-click the collection folder, point to New , and click Registry Item or Collection Item to create a registry item or a subfolder within this collection folder, or drag existing Registry items or collections into this collection folder.

Additional considerations

  • You can use item-level targeting to change the scope of preference items.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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