Registry Tweak to Disable MS Communication?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by boyonthebus, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Senior Member

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    I found that this registry edit will disable all communications (AFAIK) to Microsoft. It does need further investigation though. When run the internet icon in the tray shows disconnected, but internet access is fine except for all things Microsoft. With the new 20H1 build it can be turned off and on by substituting in a 1 or a 0 then restarting.

    Block MS
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet" /v "EnableActiveProbing" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    Allow MS
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet" /v "EnableActiveProbing" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    I would appreciate further investigation into this matter, along with comments.
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No, it only prevents Windows from actively checking online state (through the MSFT NCSI server). It does block no further communication.
     
  3. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks bud!