Windows 8.1 and 10 / Network and Sharing Center / Active Network Name and Type

I'm seeing that the Network Type (Public or Private) is not enabled to be clicked.  So, whatever type of network, Public or Private seems to be fixed/static with no flexibility.  
All the cases here are Ethernet-connected networks.

If one goes to mmc for Windows 8.1

Start / Search Programs and Files
mmc <enter>
[Console opens]
File / Add/Remove Snap In..
Group Policy Object
Expand Local Computer Policy
Computer Configurations / Windows Settings / Security Settings /
      Network List Manager Policies
On the right, select Unidentified Networks (double click)
      Location Type:
            Not Configured
      User permissions
            Not Configured
            User can change location
            User cannot change location
And, similar choices are provided user Identifying Networks and All Networks.

I believe that setting up the network type does work here.
But User permissions don't seem to work in that the network type in the control panel isn't lit up as a link.

How does one get the user permission to actually be active / workable?

We have seen strange results when the network cable was intermittent.  Network settings (like the above) change with no notice....
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
windows 8/8.1
open pc settings
find devices and content off - public network
                         on  - private network
common to windows 8+
hklm\softwre\microsoft\windows nt\curentversion\networklist\profiles
if you expand profiles you will see a list of GUIDs {lots of letters 0-F}
go to the one where the proflie name matches your current network
Change the Category value to:
Public = Value 0
Privae = 1
Domain = 2

Override -- local security policy secpol.msc
Network list manager policies \ click on your network name

Windows 10
right click on network
left click on network
network settings
find devices and content on - private off - public on
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings you can change it here as well

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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
Thank you David!
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