Ability to rename LAN connections or remote access connections available to all users

Determines whether users can rename LAN or all user remote access connections. If you enable this setting the Rename option is enabled for all users. Users can rename connections by clicking the icon representing a connection or by using the File menu. If you disable this setting (and enable the “Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators” setting) the Rename option for LAN and all user remote access connections is disabled for all users (including Administrators and Network Configuration Operators). 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 this setting is not configured only Administrators and Network Configuration Operators have the right to rename LAN or all user remote access connections. Note: When configured this setting always takes precedence over the “Ability to rename LAN connections” and “Ability to rename all user remote access connections” settings. Note: This setting does not prevent users from using other programs such as Internet Explorer to rename remote access connections.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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