Update to: Windows 8: Change network location

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This is an update to a previous blog post: http://deploywindows.info/2012/10/22/windows-8-change-network-location/

‘Cause I noticed that there are some users telling they cannot change the network location or find the option.

Let me give guide you thru some possible scenarios

If you already joined a Homegroup this page with just show you something like this


As you can see, there is no option for Change Network location.

If you for any other reason don’t have this option go for this resolution, Right click the network and choose Forget this network.


When you reconnect to the network again you will have the option to choose between


If you still have problem you can use some of you PowerShell knowledge!

Open a PowerShell command line and just it Get-NetConnectionProfile and press enter


See where I am going? So find your network interface index, in my case number 44 for the Wireless and write the following depending if you want Private or Public

Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 44 -NetworkCategory Private

Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 44 –NetworkCategory Public

I hope that clears every things out!

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