Tag: Windows

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Change Windows Network Connection to Private/Public

Posted: 8/20/2017 10:04 AM

Sometimes Windows will not correctly identify a network as public or private. To manually change the setting for a network connection, open a PowerShell prompt and execute:

PSH> Get-NetConnectionProfile

Name             : Network  2
InterfaceAlias   : Internet
InterfaceIndex   : 3
NetworkCategory  : Public
IPv4Connectivity : Internet
IPv6Connectivity : NoTraffic

Name             : Network
InterfaceAlias   : Local
InterfaceIndex   : 9
NetworkCategory  : Private
IPv4Connectivity : Internet
IPv6Connectivity : LocalNetwork

PSH> Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 3 -NetworkCategory Private

PSH> Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 3 -NetworkCategory Public
 

Prevent Windows 10 Remote Desktop Session Auto-Logoff

Posted: 2/14/2017 1:05 PM

By default, Windows 10 will automatically log off idle Remote Desktop sessions.

To prevent this:

  1. Run gpedit.msc.
  2. Expand Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services-> Remove Desktop Session Host -> Session Time Limits.
  3. Disable all of the listed policies, regardless of their current state.
  4. Expand User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services-> Remove Desktop Session Host -> Session Time Limits.
  5. Disable all of the listed policies, regardless of their current state.
  6. Reboot the computer.
 

Windows 10 / Server 2016 Schedule Automatic Updates

Posted: 1/9/2017 1:41 PM

Microsoft revamped the Windows Update user interface in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 so that you can't control when the updates are installed anymore, only which (maximum of) 12 hour period the computer will not reboot during.

Instead, you can go into the Group Policy Editor and make this change.

  1. Open a blank MMC window. You can do this by running mmc.exe
  2. Add the Local Computer Policy snap-in to the window.
  3. Expand Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Update.
  4. Select Configure Automatic Updates and specify which day and time you want updates to download and install. Or just download.