Windows 11 connection endpoints for non-Enterprise editions

Applies to

  • Windows 11

In addition to the endpoints listed for Windows 11 Enterprise, the following endpoints are available on other non-Enterprise editions of Windows 11.

The following methodology was used to derive the network endpoints:

  1. Set up the latest version of Windows 11 on a test virtual machine using the default settings.
  2. Leave the device(s) running idle for a week ("idle" means a user is not interacting with the system/device).
  3. Use globally accepted network protocol analyzer/capturing tools and log all background egress traffic.
  4. Compile reports on traffic going to public IP addresses.
  5. The test virtual machine(s) was logged into using a local account, and was not joined to a domain or Azure Active Directory.
  6. All traffic was captured in our lab using a IPV4 network. Therefore, no IPV6 traffic is reported here.
  7. These tests were conducted in an approved Microsoft lab. It's possible your results may be different.
  8. These tests were conducted for one week. If you capture traffic for longer, you may have different results.

Note

Microsoft uses global load balancers that can appear in network trace-routes. For example, an endpoint for *.akadns.net might be used to load balance requests to an Azure datacenter, which can change over time.

Windows 11 Family

Area Description Protocol Destination
Activity Feed Service The following endpoints are used by Activity Feed Service, which enables multiple cross-device data roaming scenarios on Windows TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP activity.windows.com
Apps The following endpoints are used for the Weather app. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tile-service.weather.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used by the Photos app to download configuration files, and to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP evoke-windowsservices-tas.msedge.net
The following endpoint is used for OneNote Live Tile. HTTPS/HTTP cdn.onenote.net
Used for Spotify Live Tile HTTPS/HTTP spclient.wg.spotify.com
Certificates The following endpoint is used by the Automatic Root Certificates Update component to automatically check the list of trusted authorities on Windows Update to see if an update is available. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP ctldl.windowsupdate.com/*
Cortana and Live Tiles The following endpoints are related to Cortana and Live Tiles TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP www.bing.com*
HTTPS/HTTP fp.msedge.net
HTTPS/HTTP k-ring.msedge.net
TLSv1.2 b-ring.msedge.net
Device authentication The following endpoint is used to authenticate a device. HTTPS login.live.com*
Device Directory Service Used by Device Directory Service to keep track of user-device associations and storing metadata about the devices. HTTPS/HTTP cs.dds.microsoft.com
Device metadata The following endpoint is used to retrieve device metadata. TLSv1.2/HTTP dmd.metaservices.microsoft.com
Diagnostic data The following endpoints are used by the Connected User Experiences and Telemetry component and connects to the Microsoft Data Management service.
If you turn off traffic for this endpoint, diagnostic and usage information, which helps Microsoft find and fix problems and improve our products and services, will not be sent back to Microsoft.
TLSv1.2/HTTP v10.events.data.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used by Windows Error Reporting. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
Font Streaming The following endpoints are used to download fonts on demand. TLSv1.2/HTTPS fs.microsoft.com*
Licensing The following endpoint is used for online activation and some app licensing. HTTPS/HTTP *licensing.mp.microsoft.com
HTTPS licensing.mp.microsoft.com/v7.0/licenses/content
Location The following endpoints are used for location data. TLSV1.2 inference.location.live.net
Maps The following endpoints are used to check for updates to maps that have been downloaded for offline use. HTTPS/HTTP maps.windows.com
HTTPS/HTTP *.ssl.ak.dynamic.tiles.virtualearth.net
HTTPS/HTTP *.ssl.ak.tiles.virtualearth.net
HTTPS/HTTP dev.virtualearth.net
HTTPS/HTTP ecn.dev.virtualearth.net
HTTPS/HTTP ssl.bing.com
Microsoft Account The following endpoints are used for Microsoft accounts to sign in TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *login.live.com
Microsoft Edge This network traffic is related to the Microsoft Edge browser. The Microsoft Edge browser requires these endpoint to contact external websites. HTTPS/HTTP edge.activity.windows.com
edge.microsoft.com
Microsoft Edge The following endpoint is used by Microsoft Edge Update service to check for new updates. If you disable this endpoint, Microsoft Edge won’t be able to check for and apply new edge updates. HTTPS/HTTP msedge.api.cdp.microsoft.com
Microsoft Store The following endpoint is used to download image files that are called when applications run (Microsoft Store or Inbox MSN Apps) TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net
The following endpoint is used for the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). WNS enables third-party developers to send toast, tile, badge, and raw updates from their own cloud service. This provides a mechanism to deliver new updates to your users in a power-efficient and dependable way. TLSv1.2/HTTPS *.wns.windows.com
The following endpoint is used to revoke licenses for malicious apps in the Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP storecatalogrevocation.storequality.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to communicate with Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *displaycatalog.mp.microsoft.com
HTTPS pti.store.microsoft.com
HTTPS storesdk.dsx.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used to get Microsoft Store analytics. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP manage.devcenter.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used get images that are used for Microsoft Store suggestions TLSv1.2 store-images.s-microsoft.com
Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) detects Internet connectivity and corporate network connectivity status. NCSI sends a DNS request and HTTP query to this endpoint to determine if the device can communicate with the Internet. TLSv1.2/HTTP www.msftconnecttest.com*
Office The following endpoints are used to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP outlook.office365.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS office.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS blobs.officehome.msocdn.com
HTTPS/HTTP officehomeblobs.blob.core.windows.net
HTTP/HTTPS *.blob.core.windows.net
TLSv1.2 self.events.data.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP outlookmobile-office365-tas.msedge.net
HTTP roaming.officeapps.live.com
HTTPS/HTTP substrate.office.com
OneDrive The following endpoints are related to OneDrive. HTTPS g.live.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS oneclient.sfx.ms
HTTPS/TLSv1.2 logincdn.msauth.net
HTTPS/HTTP windows.policies.live.net
HTTPS/HTTP api.onedrive.com
HTTPS/HTTP skydrivesync.policies.live.net
HTTPS/HTTP *storage.live.com
HTTPS/HTTP *settings.live.net
Settings The following endpoint is used as a way for apps to dynamically update their configuration. Apps such as System Initiated User Feedback and the Xbox app use it. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings.data.microsoft.com*
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings-win.data.microsoft.com*
Skype The following endpoint is used to retrieve Skype configuration values. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.edge.skype.com
Teams The following endpoint is used for Microsoft Teams application. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.teams.microsoft.com
Microsoft Defender Antivirus The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender when Cloud-based Protection is enabled TLSv1.2/HTTPS wdcp.microsoft.com
wdcpalt.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP *.smartscreen-prod.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2 definitionupdates.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender SmartScreen reporting and notifications. TLSv1.2 *.smartscreen.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP checkappexec.microsoft.com
Windows Spotlight The following endpoints are used to retrieve Windows Spotlight metadata that describes content, such as references to image locations, as well as suggested apps, Microsoft account notifications, and Windows tips. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP arc.msn.com*
ris.api.iris.microsoft.com
HTTPS mucp.api.account.microsoft.com
Windows Update The following endpoint is used for Windows Update downloads of apps and OS updates, including HTTP downloads or HTTP downloads blended with peers. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.prod.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP emdl.ws.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to download operating system patches, updates, and apps from Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTP *.windowsupdate.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints enable connections to Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and the online services of the Store to help keep the device secure. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.update.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used for compatibility database updates for Windows. HTTP/HTTPS adl.windows.com
The following endpoint is used for content regulation. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tsfe.trafficshaping.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
Xbox Live The following endpoints are used for Xbox Live. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP dlassets-ssl.xboxlive.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS da.xboxservices.com
HTTPS www.xboxab.com

Windows 11 Pro

Area Description Protocol Destination
Activity Feed Service The following endpoints are used by Activity Feed Service, which enables multiple cross-device data roaming scenarios on Windows TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP activity.windows.com
Apps The following endpoints are used for the Weather app. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tile-service.weather.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used by the Photos app to download configuration files, and to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP evoke-windowsservices-tas.msedge.net
The following endpoint is used for OneNote Live Tile. HTTPS/HTTP cdn.onenote.net
Used for Spotify Live Tile HTTPS/HTTP spclient.wg.spotify.com
Certificates The following endpoint is used by the Automatic Root Certificates Update component to automatically check the list of trusted authorities on Windows Update to see if an update is available. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP ctldl.windowsupdate.com/*
Cortana and Live Tiles The following endpoints are related to Cortana and Live Tiles TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP www.bing.com*
Device authentication The following endpoint is used to authenticate a device. HTTPS login.live.com*
Device metadata The following endpoint is used to retrieve device metadata. TLSv1.2/HTTP dmd.metaservices.microsoft.com
Diagnostic data The following endpoints are used by the Connected User Experiences and Telemetry component and connects to the Microsoft Data Management service.
If you turn off traffic for this endpoint, diagnostic and usage information, which helps Microsoft find and fix problems and improve our products and services, will not be sent back to Microsoft.
TLSv1.2/HTTP v10.events.data.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used by Windows Error Reporting. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
Font Streaming The following endpoints are used to download fonts on demand. TLSv1.2/HTTPS fs.microsoft.com*
Licensing The following endpoint is used for online activation and some app licensing. HTTPS/HTTP *licensing.mp.microsoft.com
Maps The following endpoints are used to check for updates to maps that have been downloaded for offline use. HTTPS/HTTP maps.windows.com
Microsoft Account The following endpoints are used for Microsoft accounts to sign in. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *login.live.com
Microsoft Edge The following endpoint is used by Microsoft Edge Update service to check for new updates. If you disable this endpoint, Microsoft Edge won’t be able to check for and apply new edge updates. HTTPS/HTTP msedge.api.cdp.microsoft.com
Microsoft Store The following endpoint is used to download image files that are called when applications run (Microsoft Store or Inbox MSN Apps) TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net
The following endpoint is used for the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). WNS enables third-party developers to send toast, tile, badge, and raw updates from their own cloud service. This provides a mechanism to deliver new updates to your users in a power-efficient and dependable way. TLSv1.2/HTTPS *.wns.windows.com
The following endpoint is used to revoke licenses for malicious apps in the Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP storecatalogrevocation.storequality.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to communicate with Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *displaycatalog.mp.microsoft.com
HTTPS pti.store.microsoft.com
HTTPS storesdk.dsx.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used to get Microsoft Store analytics. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP manage.devcenter.microsoft.com
Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) detects Internet connectivity and corporate network connectivity status. NCSI sends a DNS request and HTTP query to this endpoint to determine if the device can communicate with the Internet. TLSv1.2/HTTP www.msftconnecttest.com*
Office The following endpoints are used to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP outlook.office365.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS office.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS blobs.officehome.msocdn.com
HTTPS/HTTP officehomeblobs.blob.core.windows.net
HTTP/HTTPS *.blob.core.windows.net
TLSv1.2 self.events.data.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP outlookmobile-office365-tas.msedge.net
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP officeclient.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP substrate.office.com
OneDrive The following endpoints are related to OneDrive. HTTPS g.live.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS oneclient.sfx.ms
HTTPS/TLSv1.2 logincdn.msauth.net
HTTPS/HTTP windows.policies.live.net
HTTPS/HTTP *storage.live.com
HTTPS/HTTP *settings.live.net
Settings The following endpoint is used as a way for apps to dynamically update their configuration. Apps such as System Initiated User Feedback and the Xbox app use it. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings.data.microsoft.com*
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings-win.data.microsoft.com*
Skype The following endpoint is used to retrieve Skype configuration values. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.edge.skype.com
Teams The following endpoint is used for Microsoft Teams application. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.teams.microsoft.com
Microsoft Defender Antivirus The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender when Cloud-based Protection is enabled TLSv1.2/HTTPS wdcp.microsoft.com
wdcpalt.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP *.smartscreen-prod.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender SmartScreen reporting and notifications. TLSv1.2 *.smartscreen.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP checkappexec.microsoft.com
Windows Spotlight The following endpoints are used to retrieve Windows Spotlight metadata that describes content, such as references to image locations, as well as suggested apps, Microsoft account notifications, and Windows tips. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP arc.msn.com*
ris.api.iris.microsoft.com
Windows Update The following endpoint is used for Windows Update downloads of apps and OS updates, including HTTP downloads or HTTP downloads blended with peers. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.prod.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP emdl.ws.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to download operating system patches, updates, and apps from Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTP *.windowsupdate.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints enable connections to Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and the online services of the Store to help keep the device secure. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.update.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used for compatibility database updates for Windows. HTTP/HTTPS adl.windows.com
The following endpoint is used for content regulation. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tsfe.trafficshaping.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
Xbox Live The following endpoints are used for Xbox Live. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP dlassets-ssl.xboxlive.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS da.xboxservices.com

Windows 11 Education

Area Description Protocol Destination
Activity Feed Service The following endpoints are used by Activity Feed Service, which enables multiple cross-device data roaming scenarios on Windows TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP activity.windows.com
Apps The following endpoints are used for the Weather app. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tile-service.weather.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used by the Photos app to download configuration files, and to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP evoke-windowsservices-tas.msedge.net
The following endpoint is used for OneNote Live Tile. HTTPS/HTTP cdn.onenote.net
Bing Search The following endpoint is used by Microsoft Search in Bing enabling users to search across files, SharePoint sites, OneDrive content, Teams and Yammer conversations, and other shared data sources in an organization, as well as the web. HTTPS business.bing.com
Certificates The following endpoint is used by the Automatic Root Certificates Update component to automatically check the list of trusted authorities on Windows Update to see if an update is available. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP ctldl.windowsupdate.com/*
Cortana and Live Tiles The following endpoints are related to Cortana and Live Tiles TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP www.bing.com*
HTTPS/HTTP fp.msedge.net
TLSv1.2 odinvzc.azureedge.net
TLSv1.2 b-ring.msedge.net
Device metadata The following endpoint is used to retrieve device metadata. TLSv1.2/HTTP dmd.metaservices.microsoft.com
Diagnostic data The following endpoints are used by the Connected User Experiences and Telemetry component and connects to the Microsoft Data Management service.
If you turn off traffic for this endpoint, diagnostic and usage information, which helps Microsoft find and fix problems and improve our products and services, will not be sent back to Microsoft.
TLSv1.2/HTTP v10.events.data.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used by Windows Error Reporting. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
Font Streaming The following endpoints are used to download fonts on demand. TLSv1.2/HTTPS fs.microsoft.com*
Licensing The following endpoint is used for online activation and some app licensing. HTTPS/HTTP *licensing.mp.microsoft.com
Location The following endpoints are used for location data. TLSV1.2 inference.location.live.net
Maps The following endpoints are used to check for updates to maps that have been downloaded for offline use. HTTPS/HTTP maps.windows.com
Microsoft Account The following endpoints are used for Microsoft accounts to sign in TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *login.live.com
Microsoft Edge The following endpoint is used by Microsoft Edge Update service to check for new updates. If you disable this endpoint, Microsoft Edge won’t be able to check for and apply new edge updates. HTTPS/HTTP msedge.api.cdp.microsoft.com
Microsoft Store The following endpoint is used to download image files that are called when applications run (Microsoft Store or Inbox MSN Apps) TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net
The following endpoint is used for the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). WNS enables third-party developers to send toast, tile, badge, and raw updates from their own cloud service. This provides a mechanism to deliver new updates to your users in a power-efficient and dependable way. TLSv1.2/HTTPS *.wns.windows.com
The following endpoint is used to revoke licenses for malicious apps in the Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP storecatalogrevocation.storequality.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP 1storecatalogrevocation.storequality.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to communicate with Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *displaycatalog.mp.microsoft.com
HTTPS pti.store.microsoft.com
HTTPS storesdk.dsx.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used to get Microsoft Store analytics. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP manage.devcenter.microsoft.com
Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI) detects Internet connectivity and corporate network connectivity status. NCSI sends a DNS request and HTTP query to this endpoint to determine if the device can communicate with the Internet. TLSv1.2/HTTP www.msftconnecttest.com*
Office The following endpoints are used to connect to the Office 365 portal's shared infrastructure, including Office in a browser. TLSv1.2/HTTPS office.com
HTTPS/HTTP officehomeblobs.blob.core.windows.net
TLSv1.2 self.events.data.microsoft.com
OneDrive The following endpoints are related to OneDrive. HTTPS g.live.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS oneclient.sfx.ms
HTTPS/TLSv1.2 logincdn.msauth.net
Settings The following endpoint is used as a way for apps to dynamically update their configuration. Apps such as System Initiated User Feedback and the Xbox app use it. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings.data.microsoft.com*
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP settings-win.data.microsoft.com*
Skype The following endpoint is used to retrieve Skype configuration values. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.edge.skype.com
Teams The following endpoint is used for Microsoft Teams application. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP config.teams.microsoft.com
Microsoft Defender Antivirus The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender when Cloud-based Protection is enabled TLSv1.2/HTTPS wdcp.microsoft.com
wdcpalt.microsoft.com
HTTPS/HTTP *.smartscreen-prod.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used for Windows Defender SmartScreen reporting and notifications. TLSv1.2 *.smartscreen.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP checkappexec.microsoft.com
Windows Spotlight The following endpoints are used to retrieve Windows Spotlight metadata that describes content, such as references to image locations, as well as suggested apps, Microsoft account notifications, and Windows tips. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP arc.msn.com*
ris.api.iris.microsoft.com
Windows Update The following endpoint is used for Windows Update downloads of apps and OS updates, including HTTP downloads or HTTP downloads blended with peers. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.prod.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTP emdl.ws.microsoft.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints are used to download operating system patches, updates, and apps from Microsoft Store. TLSv1.2/HTTP *.windowsupdate.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.delivery.mp.microsoft.com
The following endpoints enable connections to Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and the online services of the Store to help keep the device secure. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP *.update.microsoft.com
The following endpoint is used for compatibility database updates for Windows. HTTP/HTTPS adl.windows.com
The following endpoint is used for content regulation. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP tsfe.trafficshaping.dsp.mp.microsoft.com
Xbox Live The following endpoints are used for Xbox Live. TLSv1.2/HTTPS/HTTP dlassets-ssl.xboxlive.com
TLSv1.2/HTTPS da.xboxservices.com