Configure a Windows Vista Folder Options Item

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Windows Vista Folder Options preference item allows you to configure various settings for the Windows Explorer folder view. The Folder Options preference extension uses the Update action to process Windows Vista Folder Options items.

Creating a Windows Vista Folder Options item

To create a new Windows Vista Folder Options preference item

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy Object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit.

  2. In the console tree under User Configuration, expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.

  3. Right-click the Folder Options node, point to New, and select Folder Options (Windows Vista).

  4. In the New Folder Options Properties dialog box, enter folder options settings for Group Policy to configure. (For more information, see Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item.)

  5. Click the Common tab and configure any options desired. (For more information, see Configure Common Options.)

  6. Click OK. The new preference item appears in the results pane.

Additional considerations

  • Windows Vista Folder Options items apply to computers running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Use the Windows XP Folder Options item to configure folder option settings for computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

  • You can use item-level targeting to change the scope of preference items.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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