Open Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies for Editing

Updated: November 19, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

You can use this procedure to open the activated Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies for editing.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To open activated Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies for editing

  1. On your domain controller running Windows Server 2008, if Group Policy Management Editor is not already open, do the following: click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management. The Group Policy Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in opens.

  2. In the left pane, double-click your forest. For example, double-click Forest:

  3. In the left pane, double-click Domains, and then double-click the domain in which you want to manage a Group Policy object. For example, double-click

  4. Right-click the Group Policy object you want to manage, and then click Edit. For example, right-click Default Domain Policy, and then click Edit. The Group Policy Management Editor opens.


The Group Policy object that you select must be the same object that you specified when you activated the Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies.

  1. In Group Policy Management Editor, in the right pane, open Computer Configuration, open Policies, open Windows Settings, open Security Settings, and then select Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies.

  2. In the details pane, right-click New Wired Network Policy, and then click Properties. The New Wired Network Policy Properties dialog box opens.

The wired network policies node is not necessarily listed as New Wired Network Policy in the details pane of the Group Policy Management Editor. If the default policy name was previously changed from to another name, the name change is reflected in the Group Policy Management Editor details pane.