How can I stop users creating persistent connections?

A. Persistent connections are those which are recreated after you logoff and logon again. It may be desirable to stop this and so a registry entry exists to disable users from creating persistent connections:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedt32.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\Persistent Connections
  3. Double click on SaveConnections
  4. Change to 'no' (don't type the quotes). Click OK
  5. Close the registry editor

The above would disable for new users. To disable for current users perform the same but on the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Network\Persistent Connections\SaveConnections value.

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