Friendly Name

Specifies the string that appears for DirectAccess connectivity when the user clicks the Networking notification area icon. For example you can specify “Contoso Intranet Access” for the DirectAccess clients of the Contoso Corporation. If this setting is not configured the string that appears for DirectAccess connectivity is “Corporate Connection”.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetworkConnectivityAssistant # FriendlyName

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> DirectAccess Client Experience Settings


* 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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