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
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)
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....