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  1.    18 Dec 2016 #90

    @Brink

    I went ahead and selected "Always Notify" for UAC in Option 1, and it removed the "Make this PC Discoverable" setting. But...does that wipe out the whole setting, or does it only make the option "blind" (meaning, my PC is still technically "Discoverable", but it's just not visible)?
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       18 Dec 2016 #91

    LenaS said: View Post
    @Brink

    I went ahead and selected "Always Notify" for UAC in Option 1, and it removed the "Make this PC Discoverable" setting. But...does that wipe out the whole setting, or does it only make the option "blind" (meaning, my PC is still technically "Discoverable", but it's just not visible)?
    I'm not sure where you got this from, but it's best to leave UAC set to its default setting instead to avoid side effects like that.
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       18 Dec 2016 #92

    LenaS said: View Post
    @Brink

    I've performed #3, and #2 isn't cooperating...what do I do? :-/
    What isn't cooperating with #2?

    Did it stay on Private when you did #3?
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  4.    18 Dec 2016 #93

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm not sure where you got this from, but it's best to leave UAC set to its default setting instead to avoid side effects like that.
    From your "Note" in #5, under Option 1.
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  5.    18 Dec 2016 #94

    Brink said: View Post
    What isn't cooperating with #2?

    I don't know...it just didn't.

    Did it stay on Private when you did #3?
    And no...it did not stay "Private". That's why I performed the UAC change...
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  6.    18 Dec 2016 #95

    Brink said: View Post
    What isn't cooperating with #2?

    Did it stay on Private when you did #3?
    Could I be having issues, because I'm not logged in as an "Administrator"? And if so, how do I do that? I ran the "cmd" window as an admin, but I don't know how to do that, outside of the cmd window.
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       18 Dec 2016 #96

    LenaS said: View Post
    From your "Note" in #5, under Option 1.
    Ah, ok. Yeah, the Make this PC discoverable setting will not be available if you have UAC set to Always notify.
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       18 Dec 2016 #97

    LenaS said: View Post
    Could I be having issues, because I'm not logged in as an "Administrator"? And if so, how do I do that? I ran the "cmd" window as an admin, but I don't know how to do that, outside of the cmd window.
    Yep, you'll need to be signed in as an administrator account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21680-account-type-determine-windows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    25 Mar 2017 #98

    Hi guys,

    I am having a problem with setting the network to private and could use some help. My PC is running Win 10 pro and i also use a VPN service which seems to be the cause for this problem. When i am not connected to the VPN, i can set the network to private by making the PC discoverable in the network settings.

    But as soon as i connect to the VPN, the option "make this PC discoverable" disappears from the settings and my network is now visible as public instead of private.

    How do i set the VPN connection to a constant private mode in Windows 10?
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       25 Mar 2017 #99

    Hello @redturtle, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You should be able to use Option 2 in the tutorial to set the name of the VPN profile as a private network.

    Set Network Location to Private or Public in Windows 10
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