Ability to delete all user remote access connections

Determines whether users can delete all user remote access connections. To create an all-user remote access connection on the Connection Availability page in the New Connection Wizard click the “For all users” option. If you enable this setting all users can delete shared remote access connections. In addition if your file system is NTFS users need to have Write access to Documents and Settings -> All Users -> Application Data -> Microsoft -> Network -> Connections -> Pbk to delete a shared remote access connection. If you disable this setting (and enable the “Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators” setting) users (including administrators) cannot delete all-user remote access connections. (By default users can still delete their private connections but you can change the default by using the “Prohibit deletion of remote access connections” setting. )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 do not configure this setting only Administrators and Network Configuration Operators can delete all user remote access connections. Important: When enabled the “Prohibit deletion of remote access connections” setting takes precedence over this setting. Users (including administrators) cannot delete any remote access connections and this setting is ignored. Note: LAN connections are created and deleted automatically by the system when a LAN adapter is installed or removed. You cannot use the Network Connections folder to create or delete a LAN connection. Note: This setting does not prevent users from using other programs such as Internet Explorer to bypass this setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Network Connections # NC_DeleteAllUserConnection

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Network Connections


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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