Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s connections page in Windows 7.
Removes the Connections tab from the interface in the Internet Options dialog box.
If you enable this policy, users are prevented from seeing and changing connection and proxy settings.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can see and change these settings.
When you set this policy, you do not need to set the following policies for the Content tab, because this policy removes the Connections tab from the interface:
“Disable Internet Connection Wizard”
“Disable changing connection settings”
“Disable changing proxy settings”
“Disable changing Automatic Configuration settings”
Disable the Connections Page in IE
- 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, Internet Explorer, and then select Internet Control Panel in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Disable the Connections page in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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