|Data type||Range||Default value|
|REG_DWORD||0 | 1||1|
Determines whether users can view and change the properties of a local area connection.
A value of 0 disables the Properties menu for a local area connection. As a result, users cannot use the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box to view or change the properties of a local area connection.
By default, the Properties menu item appears when users right-click the icon representing a local area connection. Also, when users select the connection, Properties is enabled on the File menu.
This entry stores the setting of the Enable access to properties of a LAN connection Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy, Group Policy sets the value to 0. If you set the policy to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system behaves as though the value is 1.
|0||The policy is disabled. The Properties menu is disabled.|
|1||The policy is enabled or not configured. The Properties menu is enabled.|
To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Enable access to properties of a LAN connection policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network and Dial-up Connections).
This entry supersedes policy-related entries that remove or disable parts of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, such as those that hide tabs, remove the check boxes for enabling or disabling components, or disable Properties button for components that a connection uses. When the value of this entry is 0, those entries are ignored.
For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Group Policy Reference (Gp.chm) on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.
For general information about Group Policy, see Group Policy in Windows 2000 Help.
To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Reference Table.