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Network and Dial-Up Connection Icons Disappear When You Use Dcomcnfg.exe to Set the Default Impersonation Level to Anonymous
Article ID: 273461 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q273461
After using Dcomcnfg.exe to set the Default Impersonation Level setting to Anonymous, entries that were previously defined under Network and Dial-up Connections are no longer visible.
Furthermore, if you double-click desktop shortcuts that point to previously-defined Network and Dial-up Connection objects, you receive an error message that states "Local Area Connection cannot be found."
Windows Explorer uses the Default Impersonation Level setting to access Network and Dial-Up Connection objects. Anonymous access does not provide sufficient access for Windows Explorer to display details of these objects.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254631/EN-US/ )Some Network and Dial-Up Connections Icons May Be Missing
To work around the problem, use Dcomcnfg.exe to reset the Default Impersonation Level setting:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The Dcomcnfg.exe online, context-sensitive Help for the Default Impersonation Level setting is incorrect. It states that a setting of Delegate is not supported in Windows 2000, and implies that Anonymous is supported.
However, the article that is located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/com/cme_e2z_2jco.htm states the true position, which is that a setting of Delegate is supported in Windows 2000, and that Anonymous is not.