Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations

Even when Windows Update is configured to receive updates from an intranet update service it will periodically retrieve information from the public Windows Update service to enable future connections to Windows Update and other services like Microsoft Update or the Windows Store. Enabling this policy will disable that functionality and may cause connection to public services such as the Windows Store to stop working. Note: This policy applies only when this PC is configured to connect to an intranet update service using the “Specify intranet Microsoft update service location” policy.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WindowsUpdate # DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Update


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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