Prohibit TCP/IP advanced configuration

Determines whether users can configure advanced TCP/IP settings.

If you enable this setting (and enable the "Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators" setting), the Advanced button on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box is disabled for all users (including administrators). As a result, users cannot open the Advanced TCP/IP Settings Properties page and modify IP settings, such as DNS and WINS server information.

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, the Advanced button is enabled, and all users can open the Advanced TCP/IP Setting dialog box.

Note: This setting is superseded by settings that prohibit access to properties of connections or connection components. When these policies are set to deny access to the connection properties dialog box or Properties button for connection components, users cannot gain access to the Advanced button for TCP/IP configuration.

Note: Nonadministrators (excluding Network Configuration Operators) do not have permission to access TCP/IP advanced configuration for a LAN connection, regardless of this setting.

Tip: To open the Advanced TCP/IP Setting dialog box, in the Network Connections folder, right-click a connection icon, and click Properties. For remote access connections, click the Networking tab. In the "Components checked are used by this connection" box, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click the Properties button, and then click the Advanced button.

Note: Changing this setting from Enabled to Not Configured does not enable the Advanced button until the user logs off.

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_AllowAdvancedTCPIPConfig
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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