Remove Network Connections from Start Menu

This policy setting allows you to remove Network Connections from the Start Menu. If you enable this policy setting users are prevented from running Network Connections. Enabling this policy setting prevents the Network Connections folder from opening. This policy setting also removes Network Connections from Settings on the Start menu. Network Connections still appears in Control Panel and in File Explorer but if users try to start it a message appears explaining that a setting prevents the action. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting Network Connections is available from the Start Menu. Also see the “Disable programs on Settings menu” and “Disable Control Panel” policy settings and the policy settings in the Network Connections folder (Computer Configuration and User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections).

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoNetworkConnections

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* 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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