HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 1


Determines whether users can use the Network Connection wizard, which creates new network connections.

This entry stores the setting of the Display and enable the Network Connection wizard 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.

Value Meaning
0 The policy is disabled. The Make New Connection icon does not appear. As a result, users cannot start the Network Connection wizard.
1 (or not in registry) The policy is enabled or not configured. The Make New Connection icon appears in Network and Dial-up Connections. Clicking Make New Connection starts the Network Connection wizard.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Display and enable the Network Connection wizard policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network and Dial-up Connections).

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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.