Change a network share in Windows Server 2012 from public to private
After installing Windows Server 2012 and looking at the network configuration, the network may be public. If it is a public network, security is set up to assume that you are connected to a public network and to block access from the outside world as much as possible.
However, if you want to connect to a server such as an intranetwork with a remote desktop, this setting is inconvenient.
To change this setting, follow these steps:
Move the mouse to the upper-right or lower-right corner of the desktop to display the charms. And then choose "Settings".
Several items will be displayed, so select "Network" from the items below.
Right-click Network Connected and select Turn sharing on or off.
Select Yes, turn on sharing and connect to your device.
You can see that the network has been changed to "private network".
By the way, if you select "No, do not turn on sharing and do not connect to the device", you will return to the public network.