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Windows 7: Island network yellow exclamation in network icon

08 Sep 2010   #1
simojayn

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Island network yellow exclamation in network icon

Hi, I have 10 windows 7 machines on a 2008 domain with no Internet connection (this is by design) the network is not to have internet connection as it is an island network, in Windows 7 networking likes to have an internet connection and if not available displays a yellow exclamation mark on the network icon within the taskbar for each client. I would like to know how to get rid of the yellow exclamation on the clients.

Thanks for anybody's help.

Simon


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08 Sep 2010   #2
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Does the server have an internet connection and you don't want the devices to have internet, or the server itself doesn't have internet and you don't want it to?
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08 Sep 2010   #3
simojayn

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Hi, the server has no internet conection and I don't want it to have or any of the workstations come to that. I just want to supress the yellow exclamation but leave the network icon visable so that users are aware of a network connection, but just don't want to have a permenant yellow exclamation icon. thanks
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08 Sep 2010   #4
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

I know this is silly but have you disabled the adapter on the server?
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08 Sep 2010   #5
simojayn

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

What adaptor do you mean?
If I disable the network adaptor on the server then I will loose connectivity to the rest of my networked workstations?
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08 Sep 2010   #6
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Yeah I probably should have asked more questions. Sorry. We have server 2008 and the computers that we didn't want to have internet access to we disabled the adapters. Are you static or DHCP?
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08 Sep 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There are some settings in the group policy editor that might have an effect on the visbility of that icon. I havn't tested them out but there are some that look like they might work. gpedit.msc gets you there.
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05 Oct 2010   #8
simojayn

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thanks chev65 you are correct. I have finally found out the answer. If you are running Windows server 2008 R2 edition then you can find this policy in Group Policy editor and it will take effect for your Windows 7 machines. If not like me I am running Windows server 2008 standard then this is not an option within Group Policy editor on the server so must be done as a local policy change on the workstations.

You are right and it can be found in:-
Local Computer Policy
Administrative Templates
Network
Network Connections
Do not show the "local access only" network icon
Select this to enabled.

Logoff and on and this will make the yellow exclamation icon disapear.
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05 Oct 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Thanks for letting us know which policy's to edit in order to get rid of the yellow exclamation mark simojayn.
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