Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and as such would dictate that making a backup of said registry before proceeding would be a good idea.

  1. Run RegEdit and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionNetworkListProfiles
  2. Click through the list of profiles presented to find the desired name detailed under ProfileName within the right pane
  3. Double click Category once the correct profile has been found and change the value data to 1
  4. Reboot the computer Once completed, the VPN connection will no longer be visible. These steps will work with Windows 10 Home as well as Windows 10 Pro.


This article was originally published by Microsoft's Azure Blog. You can find the original article here.