Network locations, such as Home, Work, and Public, are used by Windows 7 to define the level of access granted to the user and the type of network activity that is allowed. As an IT administrator, you may need to edit or create new network locations in order to better control the level of access granted to users. This article will explain how to edit or create new network locations in Windows 7.
To begin, open the Control Panel by clicking on the Start button and selecting “Control Panel” from the list of options. Once the Control Panel is open, click on “Network and Sharing Center”. On the left side of the window, there will be a link labeled “Change advanced sharing settings”. Click on this link.
Scroll down the list of options until you find the heading “Network Location”. Here, you can choose between “Home”, “Work”, and “Public”. If you need to create a new network location, click on the “Create a new network location” link. This will open a new window where you can enter the name of the new network location.
Once the new network location has been created, you can further customize it by clicking on the “Customize” link. This will open a new window where you can modify the existing settings or add new ones. You can also change the network type by selecting either “Private” or “Public” from the drop-down list.
Once you have finished creating or modifying the network location, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes. You should then see the new or modified network location listed in the Network and Sharing Center window. You can also see a list of all the network locations by clicking on the “Manage” link at the bottom of the window.
As an IT administrator, you may need to edit or create new network locations for a variety of reasons. It is important to understand how to do this in order to ensure that users have the correct level of access and that the network is secure. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to easily edit or create new network locations in Windows 7.