Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Enable ICS in Windows 7

To enable ICS, navigate through the Control Panel or Network and Sharing Center to bring up the Network Connections window.

Then right-click the network adapter that’s connected to the Internet and select Properties. Then select the Sharing tab, check the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection, choose the Hosted Network Connection from the drop-down listbox, and click OK.

Sometimes, at the Properties's Sharing tab (of the network adapter), it says "Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Administrator". To enable ICS, you will have to do the following:

  • Start "gpedit.msc"
  • Browse to "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections"
  • Set to Disable for "Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network".
  • Set to Disable for "Prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network"