Prevent access to user identification details on network (For All Users).

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With this setting you can prevent access to user identification details on network using Network system icon in Control Panel.
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Description:
Control panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the windows, applications, and services environment. If you go to start > settings menu and select control panel, windows will open the control panel window. This setting can prevent access to user identification details on network using network system icon in the current applets list displayed in the control panel. It hides the identification tab from the network dialog box. Windows uses information in identification tab to identify your computer on network. It uses information like computer name and workgroup to recognize your computer. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \network does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a dword value nonetsetupidpage at both the hkey_current_user and hkey_local_machine registry paths. Now, right-click and modify their values to 1 which can prevent access to user identification details on network. However, if you want to enable the icon back, change the value data to 0 or delete the added values. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] </b> and create a new key as "Network".
Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoSetupSecurityPage".
Right-click on "NoSetupSecuritymPage" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'. Once you are done, follow the above steps to make similar changes on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Network
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoNetSetupIDPage
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: Network
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: NoNetSetupIDPage
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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