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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Managing Connections Using Group Policy

In previous Windows platforms, you could use Group Policy to lock down or manage certain aspects of network connections on the computer. The Group Policy settings for doing this are located at:

User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections

For example, by enabling the Prohibit Access To The Advanced Settings Item On The Advanced Menu policy setting, you could prevent users from opening Advanced Settings under the Advanced menu option in the Network Connections folder. If you also enable the Enable Windows 2000 Network Connections Settings For Administrators policy setting, even local administrators on the computer would not have access to Advanced Settings.

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