Unable to open properties of the NIC card

On most machines in my environment I would be prompted for admin ID and Password if required when I need to open something that requires it. In this case on this machine I cannot get to the properties of the LAN adapter. I ran network and sharing as admin and still no luck. Anything else I can try?
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAsked:
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Edward PamiasConnect With a Mentor Team Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
I got it fixed. I went into local policies and modified a setting and now I am able to open the NIC properties.
Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Hi Edward,

I've come across this problem in the past, but there are several possibilities that can cause this to happen and answering the following questions will help narrow down the field.

  1. Are you able to open the properties of other hardware items on that same machine?
  2. Have you tried going accessing the NIC's properties from both the Device Manager and from Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections?
  3. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the NIC and drivers?
  4. What level is UAC set at? Tried temporarily turning off UAC on the problematic machine?

Try the above but there are too many possibilities to list them all depending on circumstances. Please provide more info. A screenshot of where you are striking the ghosted properties button could also be helpful.

Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the assist. It did not allow me to add an assist to this. :(
Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Good to hear you got it resolved Edward. Which setting did you need to modify out of interest?
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