Enable connecting and disconnecting a LAN connection

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network and Dial-up Connections


Determines whether users can connect and disconnect local area connections.

If you enable this policy, the Connect and Disconnect options for local area connections are available to users in the group. Users can connect or disconnect a local area connection by double-clicking the icon representing the connection, by right-clicking it, or by using the File menu.

If you disable this policy, then double-clicking the icon has no effect, and the Connect and Disconnect menu items are disabled.

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Users can still connect and disconnect from the Status page for a connection. To prevent users from displaying the Status page, disable the Enable status statistics for an active connection policy.