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Unidentified networks in Windows Server 2012 forced to be Private

This article describes how we can force a network connection from Microsoft Windows "Network and Sharing Center" that is classified as an “Unidentified Network” to a private network e.g. to solve issues with the firewall rules. The problem is that Windows cannot classify the type of network, often due to there being no default gateway or DNS specified on local network connections. The default solution would be to make it public cause this offers the most restrictive level of network access. In order to have a permanent solution which will work for any “Unidentified Network” to be classified as private network rather than public network, we need to modify the defaults using the local security policy of the machine. Please notice that this may results in a possible security risk. The following solution works for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server [...]

By | 2016-10-22T11:39:41+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Allgemein, Windows Server|Comments Off on Unidentified networks in Windows Server 2012 forced to be Private

Change the Network Category in Windows Server 2012 with PowerShell

This article describes how we can change the network category from “Public network” to “Private network” with the Windows PowerShell. First let us get a list of all available network profiles on your system. Get-NetConnectionProfile Now let us change the network category to Private, (use the InterfaceIndex number from the selected network profile within the Set command). Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 17 -NetworkCategory Private  

By | 2016-10-22T11:39:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Allgemein, PowerShell, Windows Server|Comments Off on Change the Network Category in Windows Server 2012 with PowerShell
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