InformationThis policy setting controls whether Windows will download a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.
The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.
Although the risk is minimal, enabling this setting will reduce the possibility of a user unknowingly downloading malicious content through this feature.
Windows is prevented from downloading providers; only the service providers cached in the local registry are displayed.
SolutionTo establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings\Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards
Note: This Group Policy path is provided by the Group Policy template ICM.admx/adml that is included with all versions of the Microsoft Windows Administrative Templates.
Disabled. (A list of providers is downloaded when the user uses the web publishing or online ordering wizards.)