Change the Network Profile Type in Azure for Windows 10 & WS2016

Arlan Nugara
Mar 31, 2022


We’ve deployed Azure W10/W2016 VMs where the Network Profile Type is Public. This is not a default setting so not sure why this happens — but this article shows how to change the Network Profile to Private using the Local Security Policy editor.

1.Open the Local Security Policy editor: Run > secpol.msc

2. Navigate to Security Settings > Network List Manager Policies > Network Name of the Network needing to be changed

3. R-Click > Properties > Network Location > select Private > OK

4. The Network Profile Type should now be Private.

5. Set the desired Advanced Sharing Settings for the Private Network.

Originally published at on Nov 26, 2016.