Windows 10: Disable Mobile Hotspot – Internet Connection Sharing, with Group Policy

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is a Windows service that enables one Internet-connected computer to share its Internet connection with other computers on a local area network.

Users can easliy turn on this feature from the immersive control panel in Windows 10.

Enabling mobile hotspot

To disable Internet Connection Sharing create a new group policy or edit an existing group policy

Navigate to:

  • Computer Configuration
  • Policies
  • Administrative Templates
  • Network
  • Network Connections
  • Double-click “Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network” and select Enable
Disabling ICS
Disabling access to Mobile hotspot