From Windows 7 I'm using "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.0" to connect to our corporate network.
Every time I establish the VPN connection Windows will set the type as "work network". I don't want this. So I go to "network and sharing center" and manually / interactively change it to "public network". But I have to repeat it for every new VPN connection.
- Is there any way to make Windows remember / persist this configuration?
- Can it be configured in the VPN client?
- Do our IT admins need to change something at server end?
Motivation: A "work network" per default uses different firewall settings that allows for stuff like "network discovery" and "file shares". But I just need "remote desktop" (mstsc).
Additional info: Our IT admins claimed this would be Windows default behaviour and there was nothing we could do about it: Windows would always initiate a VPN connection as "work network". Based on this statement I assume this is a "general" issue and went ahead posting here (at superuser.com).
The situation has become even worse. Previously i would establish the VPN connection and then manually change to "public network". But now - after some time running with VPN connection - the network type automatically switches back to "work network". This means: I need to frequently check the network type and adjust when required.
Help! How can i stop this?
Update2: still the same problem with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1.04072