How to remove config for a missing NIC in Windows Server 2003.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Grant Taylor, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Grant Taylor

    Grant Taylor Guest

    Does any one know how to remove the configuration (IP address, netmask,
    default gateway, etc) for a network adapter that has been removed from a
    Windows server /after/ the physical NIC has been removed?

    I ran in to this recently after a p2v conversion when I went to
    re-configure the IP settings on the virtual adapter. In doing so, I got
    a pop-up saying that the same IP address (etc) was still configured on
    an adapter that had been removed from the system.

    I was able to find the information in the registry and remove it so that
    Windows would not prompt, but I don't think that is a very graceful way
    to clean up something like that.

    The removed NIC did not show up in any of the usual locations to view /
    edit / remove:
    - Network Properties
    - ipconfig command
    - netsh command

    I was curious if any one knew any thing that I didn't or if this is a
    rare situation that isn't handled by the wonderful GUI interface that is
    Windows.



    Grant. . . .
    Grant Taylor, Jun 30, 2010
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  2. Hello Grant,

    Have a look into "Method 6: Check for nonpresent, ghosted, or hidden network
    adapters":
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

    or "Method 2":
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269155

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
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    > Does any one know how to remove the configuration (IP address,
    > netmask, default gateway, etc) for a network adapter that has been
    > removed from a Windows server /after/ the physical NIC has been
    > removed?
    >
    > I ran in to this recently after a p2v conversion when I went to
    > re-configure the IP settings on the virtual adapter. In doing so, I
    > got a pop-up saying that the same IP address (etc) was still
    > configured on an adapter that had been removed from the system.
    >
    > I was able to find the information in the registry and remove it so
    > that Windows would not prompt, but I don't think that is a very
    > graceful way to clean up something like that.
    >
    > The removed NIC did not show up in any of the usual locations to view
    > /
    > edit / remove:
    > - Network Properties
    > - ipconfig command
    > - netsh command
    > I was curious if any one knew any thing that I didn't or if this is a
    > rare situation that isn't handled by the wonderful GUI interface that
    > is Windows.
    >
    > Grant. . . .
    >
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jun 30, 2010
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  3. Grant Taylor

    Grant Taylor Guest

    On 06/30/10 15:08, Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] wrote:
    > Have a look into "Method 6: Check for nonpresent, ghosted, or hidden
    > network adapters":
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826


    Method 6 appears to be (better) documented in MS KB 269155, which a
    colleague just sent me a link to.

    > or "Method 2":
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269155


    *nod*

    I will be using that when I finish the next p2v conversion.

    Thank you Meinolf. Expert advice from you as usual. :)



    Grant. . . .
    Grant Taylor, Jun 30, 2010
    #3
  4. Hello Grant,

    You're welcome. :)

    PS: Keep in mind that this newsgroup should be closed on 01.07.2010 and then
    you have to use the TechNet forum instead:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/threads

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


    > On 06/30/10 15:08, Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] wrote:
    >
    >> Have a look into "Method 6: Check for nonpresent, ghosted, or hidden
    >> network adapters":
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

    > Method 6 appears to be (better) documented in MS KB 269155, which a
    > colleague just sent me a link to.
    >
    >> or "Method 2":
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269155

    > *nod*
    >
    > I will be using that when I finish the next p2v conversion.
    >
    > Thank you Meinolf. Expert advice from you as usual. :)
    >
    > Grant. . . .
    >
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jun 30, 2010
    #4
  5. For furture situations,
    If I am about to do something that might create this situation I set the Nic
    to Automatic (DHCP) first. Then it won't give you any problems because it
    is "ok" to have multiple Nics set to DHCP.


    --
    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    -----------------------------------------------------


    "Grant Taylor" <> wrote in message
    news:i0gb7o$k18$...
    > On 06/30/10 15:08, Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] wrote:
    >> Have a look into "Method 6: Check for nonpresent, ghosted, or hidden
    >> network adapters":
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826

    >
    > Method 6 appears to be (better) documented in MS KB 269155, which a
    > colleague just sent me a link to.
    >
    >> or "Method 2":
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269155

    >
    > *nod*
    >
    > I will be using that when I finish the next p2v conversion.
    >
    > Thank you Meinolf. Expert advice from you as usual. :)
    >
    >
    >
    > Grant. . . .
    Phillip Windell, Jul 1, 2010
    #5
  6. "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb@(nospam)gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello Grant,
    >
    > You're welcome. :)
    >
    > PS: Keep in mind that this newsgroup should be closed on 01.07.2010 and
    > then you have to use the TechNet forum instead:
    > http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/threads
    >


    hi, Meinolf!

    I have just started using those forums (with NNTP Bridge and OE) a little
    bit but they way the scrambled the naming around I cannot always find the
    "replacement" forum for what the news group used to be. It seems like a lot
    of them don't have a Forum counterpart.


    --
    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Phillip Windell, Jul 1, 2010
    #6
  7. Hello Phillip,

    I realized the same and talked about to our german Microsoft people. Unfortunal
    the sometimes crappy names or only numbers for the old newsgroups can't be
    changed is the answer. Also they didn't create an equivalent version for
    each newsgroup.

    What me helps to find them, if exist, is to use the forums name shown in
    the last part of the url, this is often the same as it is listed within the
    NNTP bridge.

    This one may be a good starting forum to bring on a discussion, to get maybe
    a forum for special topics, which doesn't exist until now:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/reportabug/threads

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


    > "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb@(nospam)gmx.de> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >> Hello Grant,
    >>
    >> You're welcome. :)
    >>
    >> PS: Keep in mind that this newsgroup should be closed on 01.07.2010
    >> and then you have to use the TechNet forum instead:
    >> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/threads
    >>

    > hi, Meinolf!
    >
    > I have just started using those forums (with NNTP Bridge and OE) a
    > little bit but they way the scrambled the naming around I cannot
    > always find the "replacement" forum for what the news group used to
    > be. It seems like a lot of them don't have a Forum counterpart.
    >
    > The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or
    > Microsoft, or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    > -----------------------------------------------------
    >
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jul 2, 2010
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