Remove Network Connections from Start Menu

This policy setting allows you to remove Network Connections from the Start Menu.

If you enable this policy setting, users are prevented from running Network Connections.

Enabling this policy setting prevents the Network Connections folder from opening. This policy setting also removes Network Connections from Settings on the Start menu.

Network Connections still appears in Control Panel and in File Explorer, but if users try to start it, a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Network Connections is available from the Start Menu.

Also, see the "Disable programs on Settings menu" and "Disable Control Panel" policy settings and the policy settings in the Network Connections folder (Computer Configuration and User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections).

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoNetworkConnections
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)