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Allow Users To Repair Network Connection

By Aakash Shah ·
I am trying to find a Group Policy setting or registry setting that will allow me to enable users to "repair" (Right click on network connection in Windows XP and click Repair) their network connections in Windows XP. Some of my users have wireless connections, and they sometimes need to be "repaired". But, since I deploy these users only have "User" status on the computer, they are unable to perform administrative tasks such as repairing network connections.

Group Policy allows me to enable users to enable/disable the network connection by:
gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections -> Ability to Enable/Disable a LAN connection. However, I could not find an option for the Repair functionality.

Does anyone know how I can enable users to repair network connections in Windows XP?

Thanks.

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by Aakash Shah In reply to Allow Users To Repair Net ...

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by sirnite2001 In reply to Allow Users To Repair Net ...

per Microsoft this is the answer they give.

To resolve this behavior in Windows XP Home Edition, log on with a Computer Administrator account. To determine the type of account with which you logged on, open Control Panel, and then open the User Accounts tool. If your user account is a Limited account or a Standard account, you cannot use the repair option. Log off and then back on with a Computer Administrator account.

In all other versions of Windows XP, you must be a member of the Administrators or Network Configuration Operators group to use the Repair Connection feature.

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Adding these users to the Network Configuration Operators group did the trick. Thanks!

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