Turn off notifications when a connection has only limited or no connectivity

This policy setting allows you to manage whether notifications are shown to the user when a DHCP-configured connection is unable to retrieve an IP address from a DHCP server. This is often signified by the assignment of an automatic private IP address”(i. e. an IP address in the range 169. 254. *. *). This indicates that a DHCP server could not be reached or the DHCP server was reached but unable to respond to the request with a valid IP address. By default a notification is displayed providing the user with information on how the problem can be resolved. If you enable this policy setting this condition will not be reported as an error to the user. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting a DHCP-configured connection that has not been assigned an IP address will be reported via a notification providing the user with information as to how the problem can be resolved.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Network Connections # NC_IpStateChecking

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Network Connections


* 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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