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Windows 7 Network Location bug finally fixed!

By arwidmark / May 11, 2010

When deploying Windows 7 the Network Location dialog box is sometimes shown even though the machine is joined to a domain. It’s only on specific hardware but it’s quite common.

Microsoft now has a hotfix (KB 2028749) for this bug.

A “Set Network Location” dialog box appears when you first log on to a domain-joined Windows 7-based client computer

Optional Workaround:

You can set a Group Policy for Network Location – Computer Configuration  / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Network List Manager Policies / All Networks. Change Network Location to User cannot change location



This is the dialog box you  might get without the hotfix…

/ Johan 

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Martin Robson - June 7, 2010

Hello Johan.

Is this the correct KB number?
Microsoft dupport say no such KB exists on their system, and I can’t get hold of the hotfix.

If it is the correct KB, do you have a contact number where they know of it’s existance that I can try?


arwidmark - June 11, 2010


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