Windows 10: Network defaults to public

  1.    10 Jul 2015 #1

    Network defaults to public


    I have noticed in the last couple of builds the network defaults to public instead of private. I can see that on a tablet but not on a desktop. It is not hard to change the network to private but I wonder how the upgrade will behave on the millions of users who have small private networks. I think there should be an option during installation. If there is currently one there I must have missed it. Maybe MS will change this when the RTM comes out.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       10 Jul 2015 #2

    Clean install or upgrade? I upgraded and my network is still Private.
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  3.    10 Jul 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Clean install or upgrade? I upgraded and my network is still Private.
    Clean installation defaulted to public. If your upgrade stayed private then I think that will be good to go. I was surprised to see the network default to public in 10162 and 10166. That was the first time I had ever seen that.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       11 Jul 2015 #4

    I don't see anywhere during install that you can change that. Would have to be done post install.

    This seems like a significant security problem to me and should be fixed, or you should be able to change this during the install.
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  5.    11 Jul 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I don't see anywhere during install that you can change that. Would have to be done post install.

    This seems like a significant security problem to me and should be fixed, or you should be able to change this during the install.
    I think it would be dangerous to share files when your network is public.
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    Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Pro, Win 10
       12 Jul 2015 #6

    That happened to me after one of the build updates, I found the registry method posted here worked for me.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
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