Prevent clients from querying the index remotely

If enabled clients will be unable to query this computer’s index remotely. Thus when they are browsing network shares that are stored on this computer they will not search them using the index. If disabled client search requests will use this computer’s index. Default is disabled.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Search # PreventRemoteQueries

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Search


* 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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