Turn off Internet Connection Wizard if URL connection is referring to Microsoft.com

Specifies whether the Internet Connection Wizard can connect to Microsoft to download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

If you enable this setting, the "Choose a list of Internet Service Providers" path in the Internet Connection Wizard will cause the wizard to exit. This prevents users from retrieving the list of ISPs, which resides on Microsoft servers.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users will be able to connect to Microsoft to download a list of ISPs for their area.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems with SP1 or Windows XP Professional with SP2

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Internet Connection Wizard
Value NameExitOnMSICW
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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