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  1.    04 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by marekfc View Post
    Hi, I can change it when I have Administrator rights. How about changing it by a user? Am I missing something? Build 10240
    Hello marekfc, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the network location of a network adapter.

    You could still do this when signed in to a standard user account, but only when you enter an administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so.
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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #11
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    Thanks Brink,
    I think I got the solution for myself. AVG firewall can enable 'File and printer sharing' and user does not have to be an Administrator to do so.
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  3.    05 Jan 2016 #12
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    I'm glad you found a workaround.
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  4.    10 Jan 2016 #13
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    As always, glad to have multiple solutions. Thank you, Brink.

    Note: I always end up using registry entries. Just learned the ALL Networks does not support the network location tab, though it's on the connection that I needed to change.

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  5.    10 Jan 2016 #14
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    I'm glad it could help SOHO1.
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #15
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    Note

    Make this PC discoverable settings will not be available if you have UAC set to Always notify. Setting UAC to a different level will allow Make this PC discoverable settings to be available.
    This is crazy! Why this?
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by hexaae View Post
    This is crazy! Why this?
    I can only assume for security purposes, but yeah not sure why either.
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  8.    11 Mar 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink
    Make this PC discoverable settings will not be available if you have UAC set to Always notify. Setting UAC to a different level will allow Make this PC discoverable settings to be available.
    Can you please explain how "will not be available" is supposed to manifest itself?
    I had someone asking for my help on a Surface Pro which had been upgraded to Win 10. For some reason their home Wi-Fi was always being set as public and I was trying to set it as Private (I wish I had seen this tutorial first ). When I got to the advanced options to try and change this there was nothing there at all. I would have hoped with something being disabled it would have simply been greyed out.
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  9.    11 Mar 2016 #18
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    Hello Gilgamesh,

    If UAC is set to "Always notify", then the Make this PC discoverable setting will not be there. If you set UAC to the default setting, then the Make this PC discoverable setting should be there.
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  10.    23 Mar 2016 #19
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    Out of all of this, i did get the job done but due to the fact that I am constantly using different laptops or pc's or reloading the OS on one due to one thing or another, is there anything in the way of a script that I could run to simply set "all" networks to PRIVATE? Just a quick One Click and be done with it? This would not be a good idea for most people but I never use anything that is not on a private network and it has become a real drag to run secpol.msc or one fix or another to get the VPN's to show being connected on a private network.
    I may have read it above, and may have actually done it since it does now say Private but next time it happens I would like to click a script and know it happened with one click. Windows has made it SO hard to find the one place to set this which half the time isn't where it should be anyway due to UAC or other. Not to sound like a gripe but it is late and I just need that one thing done and over with
    Thanks. I am grateful for all the Help I find here
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