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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 9, 2005 12:13:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Guys this question was asked previously by Kevin below, but never resolved.
I too am needing to figure out the same problem.
I have to have all users statically set for Speed and Duplex when on my
network.
When the laptop users leave the office and try an connect @ home or in a
hotel or something, because they are regular users and not admins, they do
not have the option to change their speed and Duplex.

i am looking for a local or Group Policy that can be enabled to allow access
to these controls. The reponse below ""On XP Pro, there is a group called
"Network Configuration Operators." I'm > not sure if this group can do it,
but try it out."" does not solve this issue. I added the users individually
and also added all domain users to this local group. User could still not
access these settings.

Without making these people admins how can I allow the ability to change
speed and duplex on their nics..

Thx






"Colin Nash [MVP]" <cnash x@x mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uczv5G5wEHA.2908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> "Kevin" <k@r.com> wrote in message
> news:ei32mz4wEHA.3612@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> As far as I can tell the only user that can have privileges to make
>> changes to the properties of a network adapter is an administrator.
>>
>> Is there a security policy setting that I can set to allow, say a power
>> user, to change the settings in the properties of a network adapter?
>>
>> Its an odd request but we have field services techs that need to change
>> the Media Type from Full-Duplex to half-duplex and back again. Its a long
>> story but they connect into radios of different types etc.
>>
>> They are currently set as local administrators, but I am not happy with
>> this for obvious reasons.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>
> On XP Pro, there is a group called "Network Configuration Operators." I'm
> not sure if this group can do it, but try it out.
>
> Description of this group:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297938


Yeah, tried that on elaready. Unfortuantely the group does not cover what I
need.

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 9, 2005 11:05:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Hi Tom

I had the same problem at my home. I just made the user that needed to
tweek the network settings members of the Network Configuration Operators
now they can repair the connection which is what I was having a problem
with, but I beleive them being members of this group will allow them to
change the duplex settings also

HTH
Brian
"TomB" <tbentzen@choicelogistics.com> wrote in message
news:FFC16239-4825-40FB-8617-E51F9643403F@microsoft.com...
> Guys this question was asked previously by Kevin below, but never
> resolved.
> I too am needing to figure out the same problem.
> I have to have all users statically set for Speed and Duplex when on my
> network.
> When the laptop users leave the office and try an connect @ home or in a
> hotel or something, because they are regular users and not admins, they do
> not have the option to change their speed and Duplex.
>
> i am looking for a local or Group Policy that can be enabled to allow
> access
> to these controls. The reponse below ""On XP Pro, there is a group called
> "Network Configuration Operators." I'm > not sure if this group can do
> it,
> but try it out."" does not solve this issue. I added the users
> individually
> and also added all domain users to this local group. User could still not
> access these settings.
>
> Without making these people admins how can I allow the ability to change
> speed and duplex on their nics..
>
> Thx
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Colin Nash [MVP]" <cnash x@x mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uczv5G5wEHA.2908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Kevin" <k@r.com> wrote in message
>> news:ei32mz4wEHA.3612@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> As far as I can tell the only user that can have privileges to make
>>> changes to the properties of a network adapter is an administrator.
>>>
>>> Is there a security policy setting that I can set to allow, say a power
>>> user, to change the settings in the properties of a network adapter?
>>>
>>> Its an odd request but we have field services techs that need to change
>>> the Media Type from Full-Duplex to half-duplex and back again. Its a
>>> long
>>> story but they connect into radios of different types etc.
>>>
>>> They are currently set as local administrators, but I am not happy with
>>> this for obvious reasons.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>> On XP Pro, there is a group called "Network Configuration Operators."
>> I'm
>> not sure if this group can do it, but try it out.
>>
>> Description of this group:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297938
>
>
> Yeah, tried that on elaready. Unfortuantely the group does not cover what
> I
> need.
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 9, 2005 11:05:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Tried this didn't work. I have been told under another post that the answer
is this...

Best solution for multiple hardware configurations for laptops users is
multple hardware profiles. You can create an "Office" one with the NIC set
to 100 and then create an "Out of Office" and set the NIC to auto detect.

Then I asked

So you are saying their is no policy to set that you know of?


And got a reply of

Policies control software not hardware configuration. The suggested way is
the most accepted way.


"SmAfDiBoY" wrote:

> Hi Tom
>
> I had the same problem at my home. I just made the user that needed to
> tweek the network settings members of the Network Configuration Operators
> now they can repair the connection which is what I was having a problem
> with, but I beleive them being members of this group will allow them to
> change the duplex settings also
>
> HTH
> Brian
> "TomB" <tbentzen@choicelogistics.com> wrote in message
> news:FFC16239-4825-40FB-8617-E51F9643403F@microsoft.com...
> > Guys this question was asked previously by Kevin below, but never
> > resolved.
> > I too am needing to figure out the same problem.
> > I have to have all users statically set for Speed and Duplex when on my
> > network.
> > When the laptop users leave the office and try an connect @ home or in a
> > hotel or something, because they are regular users and not admins, they do
> > not have the option to change their speed and Duplex.
> >
> > i am looking for a local or Group Policy that can be enabled to allow
> > access
> > to these controls. The reponse below ""On XP Pro, there is a group called
> > "Network Configuration Operators." I'm > not sure if this group can do
> > it,
> > but try it out."" does not solve this issue. I added the users
> > individually
> > and also added all domain users to this local group. User could still not
> > access these settings.
> >
> > Without making these people admins how can I allow the ability to change
> > speed and duplex on their nics..
> >
> > Thx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Colin Nash [MVP]" <cnash x@x mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:uczv5G5wEHA.2908@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >> "Kevin" <k@r.com> wrote in message
> >> news:ei32mz4wEHA.3612@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>> As far as I can tell the only user that can have privileges to make
> >>> changes to the properties of a network adapter is an administrator.
> >>>
> >>> Is there a security policy setting that I can set to allow, say a power
> >>> user, to change the settings in the properties of a network adapter?
> >>>
> >>> Its an odd request but we have field services techs that need to change
> >>> the Media Type from Full-Duplex to half-duplex and back again. Its a
> >>> long
> >>> story but they connect into radios of different types etc.
> >>>
> >>> They are currently set as local administrators, but I am not happy with
> >>> this for obvious reasons.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >>
> >> On XP Pro, there is a group called "Network Configuration Operators."
> >> I'm
> >> not sure if this group can do it, but try it out.
> >>
> >> Description of this group:
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297938
> >
> >
> > Yeah, tried that on elaready. Unfortuantely the group does not cover what
> > I
> > need.
> >
>
>
>
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