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Enable adding or removing components of a RAS or LAN connection

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

Description

Determines whether users can add and remove network components.

If you enable this policy, the Install and Uninstall buttons for components of connections in Network and Dial-up Connections are enabled. Also, users can gain access to network components in the Windows Components wizard.

If you disable this policy, the Install and Uninstall buttons for components of connections are disabled and users are not permitted access to network components in the Windows Components wizard.

The Install button opens the dialog boxes used to add network components. Clicking the Uninstall button removes the selected component in the components list (above the button).

The Install and Uninstall buttons appear when users right-click a connection and click Properties. These buttons are on the General tab for LAN connections and on the Networking tab for dial-up connections.

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The Windows Components wizard permits users to add and remove components. To use the wizard, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. To go directly to the network components in the Windows Components wizard, click the Advanced menu in Network and Dial-up Connections, and then click Optional Networking Components.

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