Online Content Options

This policy setting controls users' access to the online features of Office 2016.

If you enable this policy setting, you can choose one of two options for user access to online content and services:

* Do not allow Office to connect to the Internet – Office applications do not connect to the Internet to access online services, or to download the latest online content from Office.com. Connected features of Office 2016 are disabled.

* Allow Office to connect to the Internet – Office applications use online services and download the latest online content from Office.com when users' computers are connected to the Internet. Connected features of Office 2016 are enabled. This option enforces the default configuration.

If you disable this policy setting or do not configure this policy setting, Office applications use online services and download the latest online content from Office.com when users' computers are connected to the Internet. Users can change this behavior by deselecting the "Allow Office to connect to the Internet" checkbox in the Privacy Options section of the Trust Center.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Online content options


  1. Do not allow Office to connect to the Internet
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\internet
    Value Nameuseonlinecontent
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Allow Office to connect to the Internet
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\internet
    Value Nameuseonlinecontent
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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