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Published on 05.21.09 by Brent Trahan

Prohibit Access to the Remote Access Preferences Item on the Advanced Menu

Learn how to prohibit the deletion of remote access connections in Windows 7.

The Remote Access Preferences item lets users create and change connections before logon and configure automatic dialing and callback features.

If you enable this setting (and enable the “Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators” setting), the Remote Access Preferences item is disabled for all users (including administrators).

Important: If the “Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators” is disabled or not configured, this setting will not apply to administrators on post-Windows 2000 computers.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the Remote Access Preferences item is enabled for all users.

Prohibit Access to the Remote Access Preferences Item on the Advanced Menu

  1. 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.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, and then select Network Connections in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Prohibit access to the Remote Access Preferences item on the Advanced menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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