Prohibit renaming private remote access connections

Determines whether users can rename their private remote access connections. Private connections are those that are available only to one user. To create a private connection on the Connection Availability page in the New Connection Wizard click the “Only for myself” option. If you enable this setting (and enable the “Enable Network Connections settings for Administrators” setting) the Rename option 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 Rename option is enabled for all users’ private remote access connections. Users can rename their private connection by clicking an icon representing the connection or by using the File menu. 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_RenameMyRasConnection

  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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