How do I hide the disconnected Local Area Connection icon in the notification area?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Sam Kerracher, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Hello All,

    A friend and I have a home network set up, due to the fact we rarely use it,
    the local area connection is mostly disconnected.

    I would like to hide the disconnected icon (two monitors with a red X) from
    the notification area all the time WITHOUT having the arrow that shows hides
    these icons.

    Therefore is it possible to always prevent a network connection from being
    shown in the notification area.

    P.S.

    Unchecking "Show icon in notification are when connected" under Local Area
    Connection Properites DOES NOT WORK.

    Enabling Hide inactive icons and setting the connection to always hide is
    not what I am looking for, as this activates the little arrow, I just want
    the connection to be fully hidden.

    Thanks in advance
     
    Sam Kerracher, Sep 5, 2004
    #1
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  2. In article <>, "Sam Kerracher"
    <> wrote:
    >Hello All,
    >
    >A friend and I have a home network set up, due to the fact we rarely use it,
    >the local area connection is mostly disconnected.
    >
    >I would like to hide the disconnected icon (two monitors with a red X) from
    >the notification area all the time WITHOUT having the arrow that shows hides
    >these icons.
    >
    >Therefore is it possible to always prevent a network connection from being
    >shown in the notification area.
    >
    >P.S.
    >
    >Unchecking "Show icon in notification are when connected" under Local Area
    >Connection Properites DOES NOT WORK.
    >
    >Enabling Hide inactive icons and setting the connection to always hide is
    >not what I am looking for, as this activates the little arrow, I just want
    >the connection to be fully hidden.
    >
    >Thanks in advance


    When the network is disconnected, right-click and disable the Local
    Area Connection.
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Sep 5, 2004
    #2
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  3. When right clicking Local Area Connection I recieve the error:

    "Error Disabling Connection
    It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. This connection
    may be using one or more portocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it
    may have been initiated by another user or the system account
    OK "

    This is actually another problem I have, how can I disable the connection?

    I am logged on as an administrator, so I do have full permissions.

    "Steve Winograd [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <>, "Sam Kerracher"
    > <> wrote:
    >>Hello All,
    >>
    >>A friend and I have a home network set up, due to the fact we rarely use
    >>it,
    >>the local area connection is mostly disconnected.
    >>
    >>I would like to hide the disconnected icon (two monitors with a red X)
    >>from
    >>the notification area all the time WITHOUT having the arrow that shows
    >>hides
    >>these icons.
    >>
    >>Therefore is it possible to always prevent a network connection from being
    >>shown in the notification area.
    >>
    >>P.S.
    >>
    >>Unchecking "Show icon in notification are when connected" under Local Area
    >>Connection Properites DOES NOT WORK.
    >>
    >>Enabling Hide inactive icons and setting the connection to always hide is
    >>not what I am looking for, as this activates the little arrow, I just want
    >>the connection to be fully hidden.
    >>
    >>Thanks in advance

    >
    > When the network is disconnected, right-click and disable the Local
    > Area Connection.
    > --
    > Best Wishes,
    > Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    > for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    > addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Sam Kerracher, Sep 5, 2004
    #3
  4. I have solved the problem, Cryptographic Services was disabled. When
    enabling and starting this service, I was able to disable the Local Area
    Connection.

    Thanks for your help.

    "Sam Kerracher" <> wrote in message
    news:O$...
    > When right clicking Local Area Connection I recieve the error:
    >
    > "Error Disabling Connection
    > It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. This
    > connection may be using one or more portocols that do not support
    > Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or the system
    > account
    > OK "
    >
    > This is actually another problem I have, how can I disable the connection?
    >
    > I am logged on as an administrator, so I do have full permissions.
    >
    > "Steve Winograd [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In article <>, "Sam Kerracher"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>>Hello All,
    >>>
    >>>A friend and I have a home network set up, due to the fact we rarely use
    >>>it,
    >>>the local area connection is mostly disconnected.
    >>>
    >>>I would like to hide the disconnected icon (two monitors with a red X)
    >>>from
    >>>the notification area all the time WITHOUT having the arrow that shows
    >>>hides
    >>>these icons.
    >>>
    >>>Therefore is it possible to always prevent a network connection from
    >>>being
    >>>shown in the notification area.
    >>>
    >>>P.S.
    >>>
    >>>Unchecking "Show icon in notification are when connected" under Local
    >>>Area
    >>>Connection Properites DOES NOT WORK.
    >>>
    >>>Enabling Hide inactive icons and setting the connection to always hide is
    >>>not what I am looking for, as this activates the little arrow, I just
    >>>want
    >>>the connection to be fully hidden.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks in advance

    >>
    >> When the network is disconnected, right-click and disable the Local
    >> Area Connection.
    >> --
    >> Best Wishes,
    >> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
    >>
    >> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    >> for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    >> addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.
    >>
    >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    >
    >
     
    Sam Kerracher, Sep 5, 2004
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