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

This policy setting specifies whether the Internet Connection Wizard can connect to Microsoft to download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

If you enable this policy setting, the "Choose a list of Internet Service Providers" path in the Internet Connection Wizard causes 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 policy setting, users can 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 HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Internet Connection Wizard
Value NameExitOnMSICW
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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