Learn how to prevent changing Internet Explorer’s connection settings in Windows 7.
If you enable this policy, the Settings button on the Connections tab in the Internet Options dialog box appears dimmed.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can change their settings for dial-up connections.
If you set the “Disable the Connections page” policy (located in \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel), you do not need to set this policy, because the “Disable the Connections page” policy removes the Connections tab from the interface.
Prevent Changing Internet Explorer’s Connection Settings
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Disable changing connection settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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