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How to Add or Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

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By default, users can click/tap on the Network icon on the sign-in screen to disconnect the PC from the network or connect the PC to other available networks without having to sign in to Windows.

This tutorial will show how to add or remove the Network icon on the lock and sign-in screens for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Network icon on the lock and sign-in screens.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Add or Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Add or Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen using a BAT file


EXAMPLE: Network icon on lock and sign-in screens
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Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen - Add or Remove in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen - Add or Remove in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen using Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

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3. In the right pane of Logon in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Do not display network selection UI policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Add Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen - Add or Remove in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen - Add or Remove in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen using a BAT file

Note   Note
The .bat files below will add/remove and modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI DWORD

(delete string value) = Add
1 = Remove


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove), below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Network_icon_on_Lock_and_Sign-in_screen.bat

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 3. To Remove Network Icon on Lock and Sign-in Screen

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Network_icon_on_Lock_and_Sign-in_screen.bat

download


4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

7. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

8. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn