After logging on with Desktop Authority there is an extra
"Network Connections" icon displayed in the Control Panel.
There is an option to "Clear all existing security policies" located on the "General" object within client configuration. When this option is selected, all of the entries within certain keys of the registry are cleared.
The issue mentioned in this article is caused by clearing the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\ncpa.cpl = no (REG_SZ)
To continue using the "Clear all existing security policies" option, but the presence of an additional "Network Connections" icon in the Control Panel is somehow an issue, re-apply this security policy by creating an entry on the Registry object within Manager following the steps below:
1. Open the Manager Console and navigate to the Registry object.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the necessary information as indicated below:
Key: Control Panel\don't load
4. Set the Validation Logic to needed configuration.
5. Save & Replicate the changes.
Disclaimer: Support does not provide support for problems that arise from improper modification of the registry. The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Make sure you back up the registry before modifying it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor and how to back up and restore it, refer to Microsoft Article ID 256986 “Description of the Microsoft Windows registry”.