Prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network

Determines whether a user can install and configure the Network Bridge.

Important: This settings is location aware. It only applies when a computer is connected to the same DNS domain network it was connected to when the setting was refreshed on that computer. If a computer is connected to a DNS domain network other than the one it was connected to when the setting was refreshed, this setting does not apply.

The Network Bridge allows users to create a layer 2 MAC bridge, enabling them to connect two or more network segements together. This connection appears in the Network Connections folder.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the user will be able to create and modify the configuration of a Network Bridge. Enabling this setting does not remove an existing Network Bridge from the user's computer.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections
Value NameNC_AllowNetBridge_NLA
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1

networkconnections.admx

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