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I'm trying to change my network type from public to private/domain for my VM Workstation network connection in Windows 8 and I can't figure out how to do this.

I have tried the instructions here, but they don't work:

Any help would be appreciated.

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Is is the network "detected", or does it have a name of "Unidentified Network"? – Darth Android Jul 10 '13 at 21:53
What about it didn't work. I followed the directions and it did – Ramhound Jul 10 '13 at 21:54
It is unidentified network. @Ramhound, I'm not able to right click. I think it has to do with my corporate network settings or something. – BlaineOmega Jul 10 '13 at 22:11
@BlaineOmega - Sounds like your domain policy prevents it, talk to your domain administrator, about changing the policy. – Ramhound Jul 11 '13 at 10:50
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I just reimaged my sole Windows 8 machine, but how I solved this problem was:

Go to "Network and Sharing Center" (right-click network icon on desktop view, or a plethora of other ways)

Select "Choose homegroup and sharing options" (that's the Windows 7 verbiage anyways.) That's the third icon down in the main part of the screen. Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center Under Windows 8 there's an option to "change this network type to home" if it is currently on public, because Windows won't like doing Homegroups on a Public network. You don't have to do anything with Homegroups if you don't want to, but this will help you get off of "Public."

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None of these suggestions worked for me. Choose homegroup and sharing options was not availabe. I found that you can do it from an administrative powershell session with the Set-NetConnectionProfile command:

Set-NetConnectionProfile -Name "Unidentified Network" -NetworkCategory Private
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