Impose Network Connection Restrictions

by Eric Geier [Published on 6 June 2011 / Last Updated on 1 June 2010]

Control access to LAN, RAS and other network connection settings.

You can control access to some LAN, RAS and other network connection features and properties via registry hacks. Set the DWORD of the values you choose to 0 (zero) in order to enable the restriction, while leaving it blank or deleting it to remove the restriction.


Key: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections

Value Names:

  • NC_AddRemoveComponents - Restrict add and remove network components
  • NC_AdvancedSettings - Restrict changes to Advanced Settings
  • NC_AllowAdvancedTCPIPConfig - Restrict changes to advanced TCPIP configuration
  • NC_ChangeBindState - Restrict changes to protocol and service bindings
  • NC_DeleteAllUserConnection - Restrict deletion of public RAS connections
  • NC_DeleteConnection - Restrict deletion of RAS connections
  • NC_DialupPrefs - Restrict changes to the Dial-up Preferences
  • NC_EnableAdminProhibits - Enable Windows 2000 network connections for administrators
  • NC_LanChangeProperties - Restrict access to component properties of a LAN connection
  • NC_LanConnect - Restrict connecting and disconnecting a LAN connection
  • NC_LanProperties - Restrict access to properties of a LAN connection
  • NC_NewConnectionWizard - Disable the Network Connection wizard
  • NC_RasAllUserProperties - Restrict access to properties of public RAS connections
  • NC_RasChangeProperties - Restrict access to properties of a RAS connection
  • NC_RasConnect - Restrict connecting and disconnecting a RAS connection
  • NC_RasMyProperties - Restrict access to private RAS connection properties
  • NC_RenameAllUserRasConnection - Restrict renaming of public RAS connections
  • NC_RenameConnection - Restrict renaming of connections
  • NC_RenameLanConnection - Restrict renaming of LAN connections
  • NC_RenameMyRasConnection - Restrict renaming of private RAS connections
  • NC_Statistics - Disable status statistics for an active connection

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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