In Configuration Manager 2007 does it take a while for the console to start? If so, then this little tip will help. The Console home page attempts to connect to Microsoft whenever you open up the console.
To prevent the System Center Configuration Manager console from downloading the TechCenter home page
1. In a registry editor, locate the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ConfigMgr\AdminUI.
2. Create a new DWORD value DisableHomePage.
You do not need to set any data for the DisableHomePage value
This post was contributed by Jason Wallace, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Premier Field Engineering, UK