Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled…

  • While attempting to change the IP address on my network card I get the following error message.

“Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled because one or more other Network property sheets are already open”

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open “network connections” from the control panel.
  2. Right click on “Local Area Connection” and click “properties”


  1. Download drivers for your current network card.
  2. Uninstall all your network cards from (Control panel->System->Device manager)
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Let windows attempt to install your network card for you. If windows can not find the correct network card drivers use the one you downloaded in step 1.

If you are still having problems you could try;

  • Uninstall all network related applications, eg HP wireless assistant, HP wlan assistant, ect…
  • Uninstall all virtual machine applications, eg VMWare, Virtual box, ect…

4 Comments on Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled…

4 Responses to “Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled…”

  1. Vrgl says:

    If it is on WIN 7 and your want just to change some conf. on your tcp/ip properties. It locked by current services which use current properties.
    Just close active application and kill the svchost.exe process who take more CPU,then after 30 sec you can open tcp/ip properties on your NIC :)



  2. Zturchan says:


    Thanks – worked great.

  3. Jefff says:

    Hello, I tried ending the svchost processes but some come up on their own, but still i get same message

  4. Nishad says:



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