Restrict User From Changing the LAN Connection in Windows 8


In this article we will see how to restrict the user from changing the LAN Connection in Windows 8. If you click on the Disabled Button then the user cannot access the enable/disable icons in LAN Connection. If you disable this setting (and enable the "Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators" setting), double-clicking the icon has no effect, and the Enable and Disable menu items are disabled for all users including administrators. If you do not configure this setting then only Administrators and Network Configuration Operators can enable/disable LAN connections.

How to Restrict User from changing the LAN Connection in Windows 8?

Step 1
Move the cursor on the bottom-right and select the search box and enter into the search box what you want.
Step 2
In this step, we can type the "gpedit.msc" in the search box and click on it.
Step 3
The Local Group Policy Editor Window will be shown; it looks like this.
Step 4
Click on the User Configuration sub-category Administrative Template sub-category Network sub-category Network Connection and click on the "Ability to Enable\Disable a LAN Connection".

User Configuration << Administrative Template << Network << Network Connection

Step 5
Right-click on "Ability to Enable\Disable a LAN Connection" and select the edit tab and click on the edit tab.
Step 6
In this step, click on the Disabled Button for disabling the Enable\Disable menu option in LAN Connection for all users and click on the OK or Apply Button.


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