How to Disable Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) with Group Policy

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How to Disable Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) with Group Policy

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Added by May 6, 2016

Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) is a feature within the Network Awareness feature to indicate whether or not your computer has Internet connectivity.  There may be a situation within your corporate network that you may want to disable NCSI.

Warning:  Disabling NCSI may cause adverse effects to programs and features, if you are running Windows 8 or later operating systems as these operating systems has APIs for programs that report or query NCSI.

Steps to disable NCSI

  1. Open GPMC
  2. Open or create the desired GPO
  3. Browse to Computer Configuration\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management
  4. In the details pain double click Turn off Windows Network Connectivity Status active tests

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  1. Select Enable, click OK

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  1. NCSI is now disabled.

For more information on NCSI see:

Why Does My Network Icon Have an Exclamation Mark?

Configuring Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) with Group Policy

Configuring Internet Restrictions with Internet Communications Management with Group Policy

Until next time – Ride Safe!

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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