Disabling Action Center's Firewall Notification through GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a need to disable the action center from notifying the user about the firewall being disabled.  I have found a method to disable the action center (, but it only stopped the icon from being up for a second or so then it pops up. 

    There was a second and a preferred method of just disabling the firewall notification, but it required getting into the registry.  I attempted this method but it said this was an invalid item when I attempted to copy the exported registry file into the GPO. (

    Is there any suggestions on how to perform this?

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 8:01 PM


  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting your question in the forum.

    As far as I know, there is not a policy that will disable only the Firewall Notification. The closest options we could configure are two policies that are related but neither is really a complete solution and will block other types of notifications as well:

    1) Disable all balloon notifications:

    User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar \ Turn off all balloon notifications

    2) Disable Action Center itself:

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar \ Remove the Action Center icon

    As you mentioned, if you want to disable the specific Action Center notification via registry keys, I suggest we’d better refer to the following articles. Hope this helps.

    Disabling a specific Action Center message via script or registry key

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, January 3, 2013 9:53 AM