users unable to use IPCONFIG /renew - Admins can

WaywardS0n used Ask the Experts™
Users are unable to use the ipconfig /renew command. Access is denied.

Things I've checked...
users can't, admins can.
Users have read/execute permission on ipconfig.
if the user is added to the 'network configuration operators' group, it works but thats not solution I want to enable enterprise wide.
I've tried the netsh int ip /reset command . That didn't work.

Question 1: by default, are users suppose to have access to the ipconfig /renew command?
Question 2: what are some other directions I can take to troubleshoot/rectify this issue?

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can they ipconfig /release? if they can do that before the renew
Network Operations Manager
Top Expert 2009
This is normal now in Windows 7 ... you have to be an administrator to do this.
Since you are using XP, where normally anyone was allowed to use it, it's weird. I haven't tested for a while and can't test right now but they might have changed this in one of the Microsoft updates....
Bits ...
BitsBytesandMoreNetwork Operations Manager
Top Expert 2009

On the other hand.... you might have enabled a GPO policy setting that restricts them from using it...

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