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.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Directory UI # HideDirectoryFolder

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Desktop -> Active Directory


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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