What is essential configuration difference among Home network, Work netowork and Public network ?

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When we set up internet connection for PC, we could get a windows for us to choose one of options, which are Home network, Work netowork and Public network. My question is what PC do for each of option after we choose it? In another word, what the each option represent in PC configuration ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This is for Firewall profiles and is used by Network location awareness (NLA).  You can configure your firewall to allow file sharing on a home and work network, RDP on a work network, and be completely closed on a public network.  You might want to review this blog:
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
A home network and office network are trusted networks for trusted locations and users.
Network discovery is turned ON by default.
The only difference is that you can only use a HomeGroup with a home network.

A public network is for public places (coffee shops, hotels, airports). It's designed to keep your computer invisible to other computers and to help protect your computer from malware on the Internet.
Network discovery is turned OFF by default.
HomeGroup is not available.

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