Prevent indexing public folders

Enable this policy to prevent indexing public folders in Microsoft Office Outlook. When this policy is disabled or not configured the user has the option to index cached public folders in Outlook. Public folders are only indexed when using Outlook 2003 or later. The user must be running in cached mode and the Download Public Folder Favorites option must be turned on.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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