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Administration Tasks

WinSCP allows system administrators to restrict or enforce certain functionality of the application.


Configuring the Restrictions

System administrator can configure the following:

These restrictions are configured via “local machine” registry root key (modifiable only by system administrators). Example of corresponding registry export follows:


On 64-bit systems, a physical location of the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2 (as WinSCP is 32-bit application).

Unmodifiable Site

Administrator can set site setting Special to 1 to restrict user from modifying or deleting the site accidentally (Note that the setting can be changed by end-user). Such site will also be highlighted in site list. Example how to configure the setting, if INI file is used as configuration storage, follows:



Distributing Restricted Version

WinSCP can be distributed with the restrictions preconfigured.

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