Open Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies for Editing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can follow these steps to open an activated Group Policy object (GPO) in Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies for editing.

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

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

  1. On your Windows Server 2008 domain controller do one of the following:

    • If Group Policy Management Editor is already open, proceed to step 2.

    • If Group Policy Management Editor is not already open, do the following:

      1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management. The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) 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 (GPO). For example, double-click

      4. Right-click the GPO that 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 GPO that you select must be the same GPO that you specified when you activated 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 Vista Wired Network Policy, and then click Properties. The Properties dialog box for the network policy that you selected opens.