Group Policy includes the Folder Options extension. This extension allows you to configure various Windows Explorer settings such as file type and application start-up associations, and folder view options.

Getting started

You can create and configure File Type, Open With, and Folder Options preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Control Panel Settings

         └ Folder Options

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: