This post targeted to see and learn about the How to Disallow Online Tips Policy Using Intune. We will disable the Online Tips Policy Using Intune. To enable this Policy, we will use the Configuration Profiles from Intune.
Disallow Online Tips Policy Using Intune option allows you to enable or disable the retrieval of online tips and help for the Settings app. When disabled, the Settings app will not establish contact with Microsoft content services to fetch tips and help content.
By default, this feature is usually enabled to ensure users have access to the latest and most relevant tips and helpful content from Microsoft. The content may include instructions, suggestions, and explanations to aid users in understanding and utilizing various settings and features within the app.
However, there may be scenarios where you want to disable this feature. Disabling the retrieval of online tips and help prevents the Settings app from establishing any communication with Microsoft content services. This can be beneficial in situations where you prefer to limit external network connections or if you want to ensure privacy by not transmitting any data related to app usage to Microsoft servers.
By disabling this feature, the Settings app will rely solely on locally available tips and help content. This means that any updates or new tips released by Microsoft will not be fetched and displayed within the app.
It’s important to note that disabling this feature does not affect the overall functionality of the Settings app itself. It only impacts the retrieval of online tips and helpful content from Microsoft.
Windows CSP Details AllowOnlineTips
We will see Windows CSP Details for this Policy setting AllowOnlineTips. When the retrieval of online tips and help for the Settings app is enabled, the app can contact Microsoft content services to fetch relevant tips and help content. These tips and help materials are designed to provide additional guidance and assistance to users when navigating and using the Settings app.
CSP URI – ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Settings/AllowOnlineTips
Disallow Online Tips Policy Using Intune
To apply Disallow Online Tips Policy Using Intune, follow the steps stated below:
- Sign in to the Intune Admin Center portal https://intune.microsoft.com/.
- Select Devices > Windows > Configuration profiles > Create a profile.
In Create Profile, Select Windows 10 and later in Platform, and Select Profile Type as Settings catalog. Click on Create button.
|Windows 10 and later
On the Basics tab pane, provide a name for the policy as “Disallow Online Tips Policy.” Optionally, you can enter a description for the policy, and then proceed by selecting “Next.
Now in Configuration settings, click Add Settings to browse or search the catalog for the settings you want to configure.
In the Settings Picker windows, search by the keyword Online Tips, you will see only one category with the name Settings, and select this.
When you select the option as stated above, again, you will see only one option with the name Allow Online Tips. After selecting your setting, click the cross mark at the right-hand corner, as shown below.
Now, in the Administrative Templates, set Allow Online Tips to Block, as shown below in the image.
Using Scope tags, you can assign a tag to filter the profile to specific IT groups. One can add scope tags (if required) and click Next to continue. Now in Assignments, in Included Groups, you need to click on Add Groups, choose Select Groups to include one or more groups, and click Next to continue.
In the Review + Create tab, you need to review your settings. After clicking on Create, your changes are saved, and the profile is assigned.
Upon successfully creating the “Disallow Online Tips Policy,” a notification will appear in the top right-hand corner, confirming the action. You can also verify the policy’s existence by navigating to the Configuration Profiles list, where it will be prominently displayed.
Your groups will receive your profile settings when the devices check in with the Intune service. The Policy applies to the device.
Intune Report for Disallow Online Tips Policy
To track the assignment of the policy, you need to select the relevant policy from the Configuration Profiles list. By reviewing the device and user check-in status, you can determine if the policy has been successfully applied. If you require more detailed information, you can click on “View Report” to access additional insights.
Intune MDM Event Log
To verify the successful implementation of String or integer policies on Windows 10 or 11 devices through Intune, you can leverage event IDs 813 and 814. These event IDs provide valuable insights into the application status of the policy as well as the specific value assigned to the policy on those devices. In the case of this particular policy, the value is an Integer and is linked to the event ID 813.
By analyzing these event IDs, you can gain a clear understanding of the policy’s application status and the corresponding value associated with it on the devices in question.
To confirm this, you can check the Event log path – Applications and Services Logs – Microsoft – Windows – Devicemanagement-Enterprise-Diagnostics-Provider – Admin.
MDM PolicyManager: MDM PolicyManager: Set policy int, Policy: (AllowOnlineTips), Area: (Settings), EnrollmentID requesting merge: (4009A089-4FBA-482B-9D17-9E5A8428CB98), Current User: (Device), Int: (0x0), Enrollment Type: (0xD), Scope: (0x0).
By reviewing the above log entry in the Event Viewer, you will come across essential information, including the Area and Enrollment ID. These details play a significant role in identifying the corresponding registry path. To locate the specific information, please consult the table provided below:
The details presented in the table above for the Disallow Online Tips Policy Using Intune can be employed to access the registry settings that hold the group policy configurations on a specific computer. To accomplish this, you can execute “REGEDIT.exe” on the target computer and navigate to the precise registry path where these settings are stored.
When you navigate to the above path in the Registry Editor, you will find the registry key with the name AllowOnlineTips. Refer to the table and image below.
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