Windows 10: Network Configuration Operators group, not working Solved


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Ent x64
       01 Sep 2017 #1

    Network Configuration Operators group, not working


    I have standard non-admin users (students) who need to change network settings and do anything related to network cards.
    I have Group Policy that places these users in "Network Configuration Operators" group on specific computers (computers in classroom).

    On Windows 7 this worked just fine, however, we switched to Windows 10 recently and the same Group Policy is not working anymore. I can see that users are in "Network Configuration Operators" group on a computer but users cannot do anything anymore regarding network changes (they can only rename network connection).

    Did something change in Windows 10 regarding Network Configuration Operators group and its permissions?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Ent x64
    Thread Starter
       06 Sep 2017 #2

    I managed to solve it.

    At the end, the problem was with UAC. It was partially disabled via Registry; specifically this key:
    • ConsentPromptBehaviorUser


    This can be found here:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    My value for this was 0. This means when a user wanted to change Network settings, UAC did not pop up to enter credentials, only error.

    Once I changed this value to "3" which means "3 (Default) = Prompt for credentials", everything started to work.

    Now my users who are placed in Network Configuration Operators group can edit their network settings.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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