Prohibit Enabling/Disabling components of a LAN connection

Determines whether administrators can enable and disable the components used by LAN connections.

If you enable this setting (and enable the "Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators" setting), the check boxes for enabling and disabling components are disabled. As a result, administrators cannot enable or disable the components that a connection uses.

Important: If the "Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators" is disabled or not configured, this setting will not apply to administrators on post-Windows 2000 computers.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the Properties dialog box for a connection includes a check box beside the name of each component that the connection uses. Selecting the check box enables the component, and clearing the check box disables the component.

Note: When the "Prohibit access to properties of a LAN connection" setting is enabled, users are blocked from accessing the check boxes for enabling and disabling the components of a LAN connection.

Note: Nonadministrators are already prohibited from enabling or disabling components for a LAN connection, regardless of this setting.

Supported on: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 operating systems only

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections
Value NameNC_ChangeBindState
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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