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JSI Tip 2994. How do I get the SIS Groveler to ignore certain folders?

When RIS is installed, SIS (Single Instance Store) is also installed on the volume that holds the RIS image. SIS reduces the amount of disk space required by only storing data once, in the SIS Common Store.

The SIS Groveler works on the entire volume, not just the SIS Common Store.

NOTE: see The default behavior of the SIS Groveler has changed in Windows 2000 SP3+, and Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.

You can have the Groveler ignore other folders on the volume by using either of the following:

To exclude a folder on the SIS Common Store volume

1. Open Groveler.ini from the SIS Common Store folder, using Notepad.

2. For each folder you wish to exclude, add a line under \[Excluded Paths\] that has the following format:

    <Any Identifying Text> = \FolderName

To exclude a folder on all volumes

1. Use Regedt32 to navigtate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Groveler\ExcludedPaths

2. for each folder that you wish to exclude, Add Value name <Any Identifying Text>, as a String (REG_SZ) data type.

3. In the String Editor, enter \FolderName.

4. When you are done adding values, open a CMD prompt and type:

    net stop groveler
    net start groveler

NOTE: See tips 2803, 2804, 2835, and 2788.

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