Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons

This policy setting determines whether remote paths can be used for file shortcut (.lnk file) icons.

If you enable this policy setting, file shortcut icons are allowed to be obtained from remote paths.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, file shortcut icons that use remote paths are prevented from being displayed.

Note: Allowing the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons can expose users' computers to security risks.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Value NameEnableShellShortcutIconRemotePath
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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