Disable “No Internet Access” notification on Windows Server 2008 (R2)

w2k8r2_nointernetaccess The “No Internet Access” notification on the network connection icon usually appears when you’re not connected to the Internet or you probably behind a proxy server. However, when you setting up your servers in an isolated environment without Internet access and you want to disable this notification then:

  1. Open the GPMC.msc.
  2. Create or open a GPO which will be applied to your server(s).
  3. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections.
  4. Enable the “Do not show the “local access only” network icon” setting.
  5. Close the GPO and GPMC.msc.
  6. Run C:\>gpupdate on the server(s) to apply the new policy.

The “No Internet Access” notification should be disabled now.