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This article describes the new built-in group called Network Configuration Operators. This group enables you to delegate the privileges that can manage the configuration of networking features. Things that members of this group can do include the following tasks:
To add a user to the Network Configuration Operators group, use either of the following methods.
Note If a user is both a member of the Network Configuration Operators group and the Administrators group, the user cannot install any product that uses a Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) Intermediate Filter driver or Lightweight Filter driver. The failure is silent, that is, no error messages and no messages are logged to event logs or setupapi logs. Users should be either in the Network Configuration Operators group or the Administrators group, but not both groups.
Method 1: If the User Has a Domain Account
Method 2: If the User Has a Local Account
Create a new network connection for all the users on the computerIn some scenarios, you need to create a new network connection for all the users on the computer. To do this, you need to apply the hotfixes that are described in the following KB articles:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936129/ )You cannot create a new network connection in Windows XP, even if you are using a user account that is a member of the Network Configuration Operators local group
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909347/ )Members of the Network Configuration Operators group cannot create a new connection for all users in Windows XP