How to disable Windows 10 1809 firewall notification

Since the upgrade to Windows 10 1809 we received a notification on the Windows desktop that the firewall is disabled and should be enabled. The firewall has been disabled by GPOs and should not be enabled by any user and we do not want to disturb our users with this message. The workstations are used on well protected internal networks, so we want to disable this notification.

Method 1 – Manually

  1. Click on the start button, then click on ‘Settings’
  2. Click on ‘System’.
  3. Click on ‘Notifications & actions’
  4. Disable ‘Security and Maintenance’

Method 2 – By Registry Key

  • To disable notifications create the DWORD key “Enabled” and set the value to 0.
  • To enable notifications remove the DWORD key “Enabled” completely.

Folder:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
\Software
\Microsoft
\Windows
\CurrentVersion
\Notifications
\Settings
\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance

Value:
“Enabled”=dword:00000000

Download the reg-file below.
DisableFirewallNotifications

Method 3 – By GPO

Attached you can download our custom ADM template to disable firewall notifications.
DisableFirewallNotifications

5 thoughts on “How to disable Windows 10 1809 firewall notification

    • Thanks for the feedback.

      I’ve recorded the registry settings that was modified by changing this setting on 1809 and created the ADM file above.
      In my environment it works on one workstation, but i experienced another workstation where it does not work.

      Maybe i did not catch all settings properly. Will update asap i have news.

    • Thanks for the feedback.

      I’ve recorded the registry settings that was modified by changing this setting on 1809 and created the ADM file above.
      In my environment it works on one workstation, but i experienced another workstation where it does not work.

      Maybe i did not catch all settings properly. Will update asap i have news.

  • Thanks for your post. This is the most technical information in the web about this issue.
    Windows 10 pro 1903 18362.239 DON’T work
    As you comment, this is a serious problem. If any user accidentally clicks on the banner, the firewall is activated. In my scenario (High School) all teachers have administrator privileges, and we need firewall off (bad interactions with other soft and no-windows firewall)
    Of course, there are other solutions, but there are complicated and confused for some people.
    If you find any other solution, please post.
    Thanks in advanced
    Greetings from Spain.

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