|Computer Networking FAQ #10|
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Q. "Every time I try to go to the Network section of Windows Control Panel, a message appears saying 'Your system administrator disabled the Network Contol Panel.' What does this mean and what can I do about it?"A. A tool called System Policy Editor controls this behavior... (see below)
To regain access to Network Control Panel on a computer, one must make appropriate changes through System Policy Editor (SPE). Microsoft does not include SPE with the default Windows setup, but SPE can be installed from the appropriate Resource Kit. On a Windows 98 CD, for example, SPE can be found on the CD at \Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Poledit .