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Configure a Folder Options Item (Windows Vista and later versions)

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

The Folder Options (Windows Vista® and later) preference item lets you configure different settings for the Windows Explorer folder view. The Folder Options preference extension uses the Update action to process Folder Options items.

Creating a Folder Options (Windows Vista and later) item

To create a new Folder Options preference item

  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 User Configuration , expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.

  3. Right-click the Folder Options node, point to New , and select Folder Options (Windows Vista and later) .

  4. In the New Folder Options Properties dialog box, enter folder options settings for Group Policy to configure. (For more information, see Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item.)

  5. Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box. (For more information, see Configure Common Options.)

  6. Click OK . The new preference item appears in the details pane.

Additional considerations

  • Folder Options (Windows Vista and later) items apply to computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Use the Folder Options (Windows XP) item to configure folder option settings for computers that are running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

  • 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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