Ensure 'Prohibit access of the Windows Connect Now wizards' is set to 'Enabled'

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This policy setting prohibits access to Windows Connect Now (WCN) wizards.

The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.


Allowing standard users to access the Windows Connect Now wizard increases the risk and attack surface.


The WCN wizards are turned off and users have no access to any of the wizard tasks. All the configuration related tasks including 'Set up a wireless router or access point' and 'Add a wireless device' are disabled.


To establish the recommended configuration, set the following Device Configuration Policy to Enabled:

To access the Device Configuration Policy from the Intune Home page:

Click Devices

Click Configuration profiles

Click Create profile

Select the platform (Windows 10 and later)

Select the profile (Administrative Templates)

Click Create

Enter a Name

Click Next

Configure the following Setting

Path: Computer Configuration\Network\Windows Connect Now
Setting Name: Prohibit access of the Windows Connect Now wizards
Configuration: Enabled

Select OK

Continue through the Wizard to complete the creation of the profile (profile assignments, applicability etc.)

Note: More than one configuration setting from each of the Configuration profiles (ex: Administrative Templates, Custom etc.) can be added to each Device Configuration Policy.

Default Value:

Disabled. (Users can access all WCN wizard tasks.)

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