Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network & Prohibit Hosted Networks


 Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network and Don't Allow hosted networks have been enabled through GPO and I want to make sure that the GPOs are working fine.

When the GPO is applied, on Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot is disabled and on either on Windows 8.1 or 10, when the user goes in CMD with administrator privileges to create a hosted network the below occurs:

You must run this command from command prompt with administrator privilege
Attempts to start any hosted network results in the below:

The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
I want to make sure that this is expected behavior as a result of the GPO. Although it is prohibiting users from creating hosted networks, I am looking for proof that these errors are actually the result of the GPO being applied. Tried looking into Event viewer but cannot find relevant events.

Any heads up on if these are actually valid errors as a result of the GPO?

Thanks in advance
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once you disable ICS through GPO, even admins cannot enable ICS

For windows 10 only, blocking ICS will block hosted network as well.

For earlier version of windows, you need other GPO setting to block hosted network and hence what you are experiencing after enabling both policies would be correct.

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Simply remove the GPO, do a gpupdate at the test computer and retry.
Why no split? I provided the easiest method to answer his question "Any heads up on if these are actually valid errors as a result of the GPO?"
Actually from my point of view, author wanted to verify if GPO applied correctly and I have provided him assurance that GPO is applied correctly but I have not provide him cross verification option which you did so agreed, will split points

answers provided as appropriate
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