Paid Wi-Fi Services enable you to get online by buying Wi-Fi at the hotspot through Windows Store. Windows will temporarily connect to open hotspots to see if paid Wi-Fi services are available.
Configuring through legacy Unattended Windows setup (if the enterprises use unattended setup for provisioning)
IT administrators can also use Group Policy to disable Wi-Fi Sense and Paid Wi-Fi Services.
For Windows 10 Version 1511 or later versions of Windows
Configure the Group Policy Object Allow Windows to automatically connect to suggested open hotspots, to networks shared by contacts, and to hotspots offering paid services under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\WLAN Service\WLAN Settings\.
For earlier versions of Windows than Windows 10 Version 1511
Configure the Group Policy to create and set the following DWORD registry value to 0 to disable Wi-Fi Sense:
Note If you use Group Policy to disable Wi-Fi Sense, this also disables the following related Wi-Fi Sense features:
- Connect automatically to open hotspots
- Connect automatically to networks shared by my contacts
- Allow me to select networks to share my contacts
More information is available on TechNet: Registry Extension.
Article ID: 3085719 - Last Review: Oct 28, 2016 - Revision: 1