Specify passive polling

This Policy setting enables you to specify passive polling behavior. NCSI polls various measurements throughout the network stack on a frequent interval to determine if network connectivity has been lost. Use the options to control the passive polling behavior.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT

The following checkbox disables the passive polling mechanism in NCSI. This can improve CPU workload on servers or other machines whose network connectivity is static.

Disable passive polling
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator
Value NameDisablePassivePolling
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0


Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)