Enable access to properties of a LAN connection

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

Description

Determines whether users can view and change the properties of a local area connection.

This policy determines whether the Properties menu item is enabled, and thus, whether the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box is available to users.

If you enable this policy, a Properties menu item appears when users right-click the icon representing a local area connection. Also, when users select the connection, Properties is enabled on the File menu.

If you disable this policy, the Properties menu items are disabled, and users cannot open the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box.

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This policy supersedes policies that remove or disable parts of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, such as those that hide tabs, remove the check boxes for enabling or disabling components, or disable Properties button for components that a connection uses. If you disable this policy, then the policies that disable parts of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box are ignored.

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