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Group Policy for Network Connections

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Group Policy for Network Connections

By using the Group Policy snap-in, an administrator can configure the desktop settings of many computers at once. Some Group Policy settings apply specifically to Network Connections, such as user access to connections and the ability to change the properties of connections. These settings can be found in the Administrative Templates of the Group Policy snap-in.


  • Group_Policy_object_name/Computer Configuration (or User Configuration)/Administrative Templates/ Network/Network Connections


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • If you do not have write access to a Group Policy object, you cannot see the settings contained in that object.

For an overview of Group Policy, Group Policy objects, and administrative templates, see Group Policy overview. For more information on how to use Group Policy to define policy settings that are applied to computers or users, see Group Policy (pre-GPMC).

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