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Topic # 201751 1-Sep-2016 16:56
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Seems that every few reboots of some of my computers the network goes back to public. So no RDP etc on it.

 

The option is not available to change it, since the PC is on a domain, and it is a pain to do since the PCs that it seems to happen the most to are ones that I dont have a screen/keyboard/mouse on all the time.

 

For now I have dragged a TV and wireless keyboard out to the shed and turned the firewall off totally so I can RDP into it, but that is hardly a good permanant solution for this problem.

 

Anyone know why it would keep going back to public, when it is a wired lan, and has the domain contorller on it also acting as the DHCP and DNS server, and also why the option to change it back is not there?





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  Reply # 1620984 1-Sep-2016 17:00
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The most frequent cause I have seen is the MAC address of the gateway changing. You would need to examine the group policy being applied to the machine to see if it is implicated.

 

 










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  Reply # 1620987 1-Sep-2016 17:08
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Hmm, that could be one cause of it happening as I do change the assigned gateway on the DHCP server depending on which connection I want things to go out on, and it was switched over 3 weeks ago when I had a line fault that took one DSL out totally and the other one was only down to about 1/4 speed.

 

For now have just allowed RDP on public so I can put the firewall back on and not have to worry about the PC being inaccessable totally again. At least that means I can troubleshoot it from a chair and desk instead of a cold shed.





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