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Specifies whether an entry for DirectAccess connectivity appears when the user clicks the Networking notification area icon.

Set this to Disabled to prevent user confusion when you are just using DirectAccess to remotely manage DirectAccess client computers from your intranet and not

providing seamless intranet access.

If this setting is not configured, the entry for DirectAccess connectivity appears.

Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

We can use Command Prompt to add or delete the registry key(s):

For Enabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityAssistant" /v ShowUI /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f

For Disabled, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityAssistant" /v ShowUI /f

For Not Configured, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityAssistant" /v ShowUI /f