However yesterday I had a problem at a customer running Windows Server 2008 where I was unable to change the network location from the GUI using Network and Sharing Centre and as a result I had to revert to the registry. Tracking down the registry key responsible for the network profile was a difficult task so I decided to blog this one.
All network profiles are located under the following registry key:
Each network card will be represented below in a sub key with a GUID. The Network Location is controlled by a DWORD value called Category.
Public = 0
Home = 1
Domain = 2
As you see my category is set to 2 which means this network adapter is using the Domain Firewall profile.