JSI Tip 8522. What can I do with the Network Configuration Operators group built into Windows XP?

Membership in the Network Configuration Operators group allows a user to:

  • Modify the TCP/IP Properties for the LAN connection, including IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS servers.

  • Modify the Properties of Remote Access connection(s).

  • Delete Remote Access connection(s).

  • Rename the LAN connection(s).

  • Rename Remote Access connection(s).

  • Enable or Disable a LAN connection.

  • Issue Ipconfig /Release and Ipconfig / Renew commands.

To add a domain user to the Network Configuration Operators group:

You can use the technique in tip 5319 ยป How do I create a global group, so that it is a member of the local administrators group on all workstations and member servers, by using group policy restricted groups?

You can use Active Directory Users and Computers.

You can open a CMD.EXE windows and type:

net localgroup "Network Configuration Operators" "NetBiosDomainName\DomainUserName" /ADD

To add a local user to the Network Configuration Operators group:

You can open a CMD.EXE windows and type:

net localgroup "Network Configuration Operators" "UserName" /ADD



Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish