HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Directory UI

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Displays the filter bar above the results of an Active Directory search. The filter bar consists of buttons for applying additional filters to search results.

This entry stores the setting of the Enable filter in Find dialog box Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured. The filter bar does not appear by default, but users can display it by selecting Filter from the View menu.
1 The policy is enabled. The filter bar appears when the Active Directory Find dialog box opens, but users can hide it.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Enable filter in Find dialog box policy (User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop\Active Directory).

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To see the filter bar, open My Network Places, click Entire Network, and then click Directory. Right-click the name of a Windows 2000 domain, and then click Find. Type the name of an object in the directory, such as Administrator. If the filter bar does not appear above the resulting display, then, from the View menu, click Filter.

For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.