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Restrict Internet communication

This policy setting specifies whether Windows can access the Internet to accomplish tasks that require Internet resources. If you enable this setting all of the the policy settings listed in the “Internet Communication settings” section are set such that their respective features cannot access the Internet. If you disable this policy setting all of the the policy settings listed in the “Internet Communication settings” section are set such that their respective features can access the Internet. If you do not configure this policy setting all of the the policy settings in the “Internet Communication settings” section are set to not configured.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> InternetManagement # RestrictCommunication; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoPublishingWizard HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoWebServices HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoOnlinePrintsWizard HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Messenger -> Client # CEIP HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> PCHealth -> HelpSvc # Headlines HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> PCHealth -> HelpSvc # MicrosoftKBSearch HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> PCHealth -> ErrorReporting # DoReport HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Error Reporting # Disabled HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoInternetOpenWith HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Internet Connection Wizard # ExitOnMSICW HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> EventViewer # MicrosoftEventVwrDisableLinks HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> SystemCertificates -> AuthRoot # DisableRootAutoUpdate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Registration Wizard Control # NoRegistration HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> SearchCompanion # DisableContentFileUpdates HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers # DisableHTTPPrinting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Printers # DisableWebPnPDownload HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DriverSearching # DontSearchWindowsUpdate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> WindowsUpdate # DisableWindowsUpdateAccess HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> HandwritingErrorReports # PreventHandwritingErrorReports HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> TabletPC # PreventHandwritingDataSharing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMovieMaker # WebHelp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMovieMaker # CodecDownload HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsMovieMaker # WebPublish HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> SQMClient -> Windows # CEIPEnable HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator # NoActiveProbe

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Internet Communication Management

Notes

* 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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