Restrict Internet communication

Specifies whether Windows can access the Internet to accomplish tasks that require Internet resources.

If this setting is enabled, all of the the policy settings listed in the "Internet Communication settings" section will be set such that their respective features can not access the Internet.

If this setting is disabled, all of the the policy settings listed in the 'Internet Communication settings' section will be set such that their respective features can access the Internet.

If this setting is not configured, all of the the policy settings in the 'Internet Communication settings' section will be set to not configured.


Supported on: At least Windows XP Professional with SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\InternetManagement
Value NameRestrictCommunication
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoPublishingWizardREG_DWORD1
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoWebServicesREG_DWORD1
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoOnlinePrintsWizardREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\ClientCEIPREG_DWORD2
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoInternetOpenWithREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\PrintersDisableHTTPPrintingREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\PrintersDisableWebPnPDownloadREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\HandwritingErrorReportsPreventHandwritingErrorReportsREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\TabletPCPreventHandwritingDataSharingREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoOnlineAssistREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoExplicitFeedbackREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoImplicitFeedbackREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerWebHelpREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerCodecDownloadREG_DWORD1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerWebPublishREG_DWORD1
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoPublishingWizardREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoWebServicesREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoOnlinePrintsWizardREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\ClientCEIPREG_DWORD1
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ExplorerNoInternetOpenWithREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\PrintersDisableHTTPPrintingREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\PrintersDisableWebPnPDownloadREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\HandwritingErrorReportsPreventHandwritingErrorReportsREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\TabletPCPreventHandwritingDataSharingREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoOnlineAssistREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoExplicitFeedbackREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0NoImplicitFeedbackREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerWebHelpREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerCodecDownloadREG_DWORD0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMakerWebPublishREG_DWORD0

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