Prevent the computer from joining a homegroup

This policy setting specifies whether users can add computers to a homegroup. By default users can add their computer to a homegroup on a private network.If you enable this policy setting users cannot add computers to a homegroup. This policy setting does not affect other network sharing features.If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can add computers to a homegroup. However data on a domain-joined computer is not shared with the homegroup.This policy setting is not configured by default.You must restart the computer for this policy setting to take effect.

Policy path: 

Windows Components\HomeGroup



Supported on: 

At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

Registry settings: 




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