Internet Connection Sharing (Windows)

Module: Network Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check allows you to specify whether Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is required or forbidden on the host. To require the service, enable the key. To forbid it, disable the key. A message is reported if the policy is violated. This information is currently not available on Itanium based systems.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Internet Connection Sharing

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

  • Windows 2003 (206366)

  • Windows 2008 (249366)

  • Windows Vista (229365)

  • Windows XP (201365)

Title: Internet Connection Sharing policy violation

Description:The configuration of Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) does not comply with the policy for this host. See the information field.

Severity: yellow-3

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]