JSI Tip 9676. Group Policy doesn't hide the Network Connections Control Panel applet?

When you attempt to hide Ncpa.cpl using the Hide specified control panel applets, the Network Connections applet isn't hidden.

Network Connections is a shell folder that Ncpa.cpl launches.

You can use a logon script to set the \{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E\} GUID Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, at  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum to a data value of 1. You can use REG.EXE, built into Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, or from the Windows 2000 Support Tools:

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum" /V \{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E\} /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1

or you can use a Regedit.exe:

regedit /s %LOGONSERVER%\NetLogon\NoNcpa.reg

Where %LOGONSERVER%\NetLogon\NoNcpa.reg contains:



You can also create a custom administrative template file.

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