Link to home
Create AccountLog in
Avatar of itcspro
itcspro

asked on

Disable Network Properties Company Wide

Hello Experts,
I want to make network properties disappear on all the workstations in my company. Please post step by step guide. I have Server 2003 and most of my machines are Windows 7.

Thanks!
Avatar of bbao
bbao
Flag of Australia image

do you have a domain in place? if yes, you may simply disable the Network option in Control Panel at all.

to do that, deny the following GPO setting: at User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Hide specified Control Panel applets, add "ncpa.cpl".
What's the goal here? This type of policy is usually less effective than stopping things at the network level.

For example,  If you want to block users from changing  DNS servers, block port 53 in your router.
Avatar of itcspro
itcspro

ASKER

Yes, that's exactly the goal to stop users from changing DNS servers. I got a firewall Cisco and a L3 switch core switch.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of Aaron Tomosky
Aaron Tomosky
Flag of United States of America image

Link to home
membership
Create an account to see this answer
Signing up is free. No credit card required.
Create Account
Avatar of itcspro

ASKER

That sounds bit complicated.
Blocking DNS at the router is not that complicated and is definitely the correct way to do this. If you need help doing this with your router, ask that in a separate question in the correct group and I'm sure it will be answered quickly. Blocking ports is a basic request of a router
SOLUTION
Link to home
membership
Create an account to see this answer
Signing up is free. No credit card required.
Create Account
Avatar of itcspro

ASKER

I am Cisco ASA as a firewall. What configuration can I post where do I get it, I use GUI all the time.