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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Windows tip: Manage networking restrictions with registry changes

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There are general restrictions you can make in Windows Networking. These restrictions can be managed with changing some parameters in Windows registry file.

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_Current_User / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Policies
  3. Create a new key under Policies called Network
  4. You can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate keys
  5. To re-enable them, either delete the key or set the value to 0
  • DisablePwdCaching = Password Caching
  • HideSharePwds [hex] =Shared Passwords
  • NoEntireNetwork =Entire Network
  • NoNetSetup =Network applet
  • NoNetSetupIDPage =Network Identification tab
  • NoNetSetupSecurityPage =Network Access tab
  • NoFileSharing =Network File Sharing button
  • MinPwdLen = set Minimum Password Length (integer number: 0 - 99)
  • NoPrintSharing =Network Print Sharing button
  • NoWorkgroupContents =Network Workgroup
WARNING: It is dangerous to make changes in the system registry unless you know what they do. This tweak is for advanced users only!

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