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Monitor network type (domain, private, public) ?




i would like to monitor the network type of our servers. All servers should have a "domain network" connection, but sometimes they start in "public" or "private" networks which leads to a couple of problems.

Is there any way to monitor this? Im currently monitoring the NLA service, but i havent found out any way to alert me, if a server boots into the wrong network type.

i would be very happy to find a solution to monitor the network connection type of our servers!

connection domain network nla private public type windows

Created on Oct 14, 2019 8:32:06 AM

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Hi there,

None of the default sensors does cover this, but maybe someone has an idea for a custom sensor that might be able to do this.

Kind regards,


Created on Oct 14, 2019 1:41:49 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



Have you considered removing the "public" and "private" network profiles from these servers?

  • Go to Run –> regedit
  • Go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Microsoft –> Windows NT –> CurrentVersion –> NetworkList –> Profiles
  • Under the Profiles key, you will find some sub-keys with different GUIDs. This corresponds to the no. of network profiles you’re using with your computer.
  • Select each sub-key of the Profiles and look for the ProfileName key in the right hand pane. This will give you the name and network type of the network.
  • The Category DWORD value in the right hand pane holds the network type of that particular network profile. Value data can be 0 for Public network, 1 for Private network and 2 for Domain network.

Please always use regedit with caution and make sure to backup your registry section before editing !!

Source: https://www.itechtics.com/change-network-type-windows-10/

Created on Oct 14, 2019 2:50:42 PM

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