Configure Network and Sharing Center for a Managed Network

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use the procedures in this section to configure how different features of the Network and Sharing Center are deployed in a managed network environment.

Most of the procedures in this section use Group Policy. If you edit policy settings locally on a computer, you will affect the settings on only that one computer. If you configure the settings in a Group Policy object (GPO) hosted in an Active Directory domain, then the settings apply to all computers that are subject to that GPO. For more information about Group Policy in an Active Directory domain, see Group Policy (

This section includes the following tasks for administering the Network and Sharing Center: