I guess you have seen this before:
I wanted to prevent users from getting this. I see no reason why they should. I found the registry key that controls its behavior. I could not find any Group policy setting for this. (that’s strange)
Under this key there should be a REG_DWORD that is called: PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork and should have the value of 0 to allow icons to be retrieved from the internet automatically.