Turn off details in messages about Internet connection problems

This policy setting specifies whether, when there is a problem connecting with an Internet server, to provide a detailed description with hints about how to correct the problem. If you clear this check box, the user sees only the error code and the name of the error.

If you enable this policy setting, when there is a problem connecting with an Internet server, the user does not see a detailed description or hints about how to correct the problem. The user cannot change this policy setting.

If you disable this policy setting, when there is a problem connecting with an Internet server, the user sees a detailed description with hints about how to correct the problem. The user cannot change this policy setting.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can turn on or turn off details in these error messages.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Value NameFriendly http errors
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Valueno
Disabled Valueyes

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