Non-default server disconnect actions

Determines how computers respond when they are disconnected from particular offline file servers. This setting overrides the default response a user-specified response and the response specified in the “Action on server disconnect” setting. To use this setting click Show. In the Show Contents dialog box in the Value Name column box type the server’s computer name. Then in the Value column box type “0” if users can work offline when they are disconnected from this server or type “1” if they cannot. This setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both settings are configured for a particular server the setting in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting in User Configuration. Both Computer and User configuration take precedence over a user’s setting. This setting does not prevent users from setting custom actions through the Offline Files tab. However users are unable to change any custom actions established via this setting. Tip: To configure this setting without establishing a setting in Windows Explorer on the Tools menu click Folder Options click the Offline Files tab and then click Advanced. This setting corresponds to the settings in the “Exception list” section.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetCache -> CustomGoOfflineActions

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Offline Files


* 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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