Running a Windows 2012 Server as a DC/DNS/DHCP/RRAS (NAT) in a 2 nic environment where 1 is public and one is private. Server sees both nics as part of the domain... this is quite unpleasant since I would like to take advantage of the different firewall profiles.

Do you have any ideas what I could do to force the adapter to be seen as public? Changing settings in GPO/LPO didn't have any effect, I'm still unable to change the location... I'm guessing NLA has something to do with it too...


Easiest thing would be to open the Network and Sharing Center, then set the apdapter (under active networks) to be a public network instead of work/private. Once you've done that then set the firewall rules as needed for the public network.

  • Ya... if you can show me how to do that on a domain controller running Windows 2012 I'll give you money. – Theveloper Aug 13 '13 at 21:41
  • Did you ever solve that problem? I just ran into the same situation =/ – Artiom Oct 5 '14 at 14:14

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