Data type


Default value


(Not in registry) | 0 | 1

Windows 2000 Professional: 1 Windows 2000 Server: 0


Enables and disables the Offline Files feature, and prevents users from changing the setting.

This entry stores the setting of the Enabled Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy, Group Policy sets this value to 0. If you set the policy to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry.



(Not in registry)

Offline Files is enabled in Windows 2000 Professional and disabled in Windows 2000 Server, but users can change the setting.


Offline Files is disabled, and users cannot enable it.


Offline Files is enabled, and users cannot disable it.

To prevent users from changing the setting while a policy is in effect, the system disables the Enable Offline Files option on the Offline Files tab.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Enabled Group Policy (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files) in Group Policy).

To enable offline files without setting a policy, use Windows Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the Offline Files tab, and then click Enable Offline Files.

Activation method

To make changes to this entry effective, you must restart Windows 2000.

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This entry takes precedence over a user setting. When this entry appears in the registry, a policy is in effect. The system disables the Enable Offline Files option on the Offline Files tab, and it ignores the value of the Enabled entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache, which stores the option setting. If the Offline Files tab does not operate as expected, check to see if this entry is in the registry.

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Group Policy Reference.

For general information about Group Policy, see Windows 2000 Server Help or Windows 2000 Professional Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Registry Table .