Windows 7 public 'network location' only

Hi

Curious issue

Rebuilt customers Window 7 pro Lenovo T510 notebook with OEM build at my house.
I wanted to finish the install so built a site-site VPN tunnel (sonicwall to sonicwall) and then pointed the local area connection to the customers SBS 2011 server and also added an LMHOSTS file with apropriate pointers.  No problems joining the domain.  Finished the box, removed the LMHOSTS file and returned the network settings to default DHCP.

Customer received the box and is unclear as to what choices were made (this is the domain user who I had completely set up).

She is unable to access anything and I cannot access her notebook.  Another person has logged on as local administrator and removed networks but it automatically defaults to public.  I do not know if the first user selected 'public' and always choose public for me forever more but the Microsoft fix has been tried.

Any help is appreciated
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi jag-pens,

Have any admin disable the windows firewall temporarily to test connectivity. If someone selected their company network as Public it will block access to everything externally by design. Open the Network and Sharing Center. Under LAN or the WLAN it should say "Public".  Click "Public" and you should get the option to change it to Private.

Here is a hotfix for this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2524478
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jag-pensAuthor Commented:
Hi diverseit,

There is nobody available at the site to try any of this at this time so it looks like a road trip in the AM.  I will update then - Thank You
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
OK sounds good! Thanks for the update.
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jag-pensAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Got to site. logged on as domain user that i configured the notebook for. Go to network and the domain is correct and says domain network.  Able to access Internet and shared drives.  Appears to have automagically fixed itself?  Will update as soon as I know what if anything transpired between then and now....
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
OK sounds good.
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jag-pensAuthor Commented:
As above it appears the system recovered itself.  I did have problems with a wireless connection later and that turned out to be a depleted dhcp address pool.  The problem is that this notebook did have an ip address both LAN and via a sonicwall GVPN connection so I don't think it was an issue yesterday.
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hmm interesting...not sure how it could have fixed itself but obviously it did!
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