Turn off shared components

This policy setting controls the ability to turn off shared components. If you enable this policy setting no packages on the system get the shared component functionality enabled by the msidbComponentAttributesShared attribute in the Component Table. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting by default the shared component functionality is allowed.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Installer # DisableSharedComponent

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Installer


* 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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