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    windows 7, new network, set location

    Choosing a network location

    Can anyone confirm to me that if you do NOT choose one of the options and just close the window, the network should still work?

    Ive got some laptops that are popping up with it and its asking for the local admin password for them to be able to set location. I don't really want to give out the local admin account, but I think that it should work without setting it if you just close the window?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Choosing a network location

    Can anyone confirm to me that if you do NOT choose one of the options and just close the window, the network should still work?

    Ive got some laptops that are popping up with it and its asking for the local admin password for them to be able to set location. I don't really want to give out the local admin account, but I think that it should work without setting it if you just close the window?
    In terms of admin not sure as all our staff laptops have admin rights, but there are reg keys that can hide and/or set network locations. Never tried them but is an option

    Steve

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    Just ad them to the "Network Administrators" group that allows them to set the zone and config wifi without any other privilages. Thats how we sort it on our laptops.

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    If you dont answer it treats the laptop like an open system for ANYONE that has wifi access to gain access too. If you set it to work then it will lock it down.

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    I have had it behave differnetly, I have had it block or impeed certain apps from getting a network connection while the box is visible, I thought that closing it just put it into the public zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    If you dont answer it treats the laptop like an open system for ANYONE that has wifi access to gain access too. If you set it to work then it will lock it down.
    That is the type of answer i am looking for. These are non-domain laptops and are 7 hours away from here, so I cant manage them. They are not connecting properly to a wireless network that is being created where they are, and the supplier of the network is blaming it on not being able to set the network location as "it needs to be set to allow routing". I dont think this is correct and your answer helps. Could you provide any link I can use as evidence to prove our point? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I have had it behave differnetly, I have had it block or impeed certain apps from getting a network connection while the box is visible, I thought that closing it just put it into the public zone.
    Doesnt really matter what zone it puts it in, as long as it doesnt stop it from connecting to said network. These are laptops used for web browsing and local use only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Doesnt really matter what zone it puts it in, as long as it doesnt stop it from connecting to said network. These are laptops used for web browsing and local use only.
    Yea but they need to get rid of the dialogue box as by design or not it can choke stuff. Closing it, picking one etc. should sort this.

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    The selection just dictates what firewall policy it gets. If a particular profile isn't doing what you would like then you need to alter the firewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    The selection just dictates what firewall policy it gets. If a particular profile isn't doing what you would like then you need to alter the firewall.
    Hi Chris, thanks yeh its not the function of what each does thats the issue, its whether not choosing one and just closing the window will prohibit the computer from connecting to the network completely.

    I think its agreed that it wont stop it completely if the window is closed, I just need to find some written documentation on the MS site or equivalent that I can use as evidence

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