HOWTO: Change a Windows’ network type from Public to Private via PowerShell

Stupid Windows Server 2016…  Stupid Windows 10…  Damn Microsoft…

Ever find yourself with a network interface that is stuck as Public and no obvious way to change it via GUI?


Five simple PowerShell lines to the rescue!

$Profile = Get-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceAlias "interface_alias_name"
$Profile.NetworkCategory = "Private"
Set-NetConnectionProfile -InputObject $Profile



And now your network type should be set to Private network.

As always – Use any tips, tricks, or scripts I post at your own risk.

Factory Reset a HPE FlexFabric 5700 to defaults

Not to long ago, we received a new HPE FlexFabric 5700 switch and we proceeded to muck around with the configuration settings trying a few things that we normally would never do to a production switch.  When we were done having fun and learning, we needed to reset the unit back to defaults so we could really deploy it into production.  Of course, resetting a switch to factory defaults is not something you do very often, so we had to actually RTFM.  I’ll save you the time of that here…

From the serial console, execute these commands:

restore factory-default
{hit enter}

When the switch reboots, it will be at defaults.

Below is a screen snapshot of what you’ll see during this process.

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