Prevent indexing certain paths

If you enable this policy setting, you specify a list of paths to exclude from indexing. The user cannot enter any path that starts with one of the paths you specified.

If you enable and then disable this policy setting, users can index any path not restricted by other policies, but their original list of paths to index is not restored.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 with Windows Search version 3.01, or any version of Microsoft Windows with Windows Search 4.0 or later

Prevent Indexing Certain Paths

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\PreventIndexingCertainPaths
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)