Release of network adapter configuration

Posted on 2003-03-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
My problem is that windows 2000 seems to like to inform you when your network connection is unplugged, as well as drop all the configurations for that particular adapter.  I really don't like this behavior, as it causes programs to instantly disconnect whereas under windows 98 they would wait a bit for the connection to be plugged back in.  I was wondering if there was a way to disable windows 2000 from detecting unplugged network connections..I already found a way to make it not show the dialog in the system tray by stopping a couple services, but all that seems to change is the display and not what goes on in the background.  Here's the system log from when the cable is removed, if it would help:

Event Type:     Information
Event Source:     Tcpip
Event Category:     None
Event ID:     4202
Date:          3/18/2003
Time:          2:21:19 PM
User:          N/A
Computer:     XP2100
The system detected that network adapter SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter was disconnected from the network, and the adapter's network configuration has been released. If the network adapter was not disconnected, this may indicate that it has malfunctioned. Please contact your vendor for updated drivers.
0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 50 00   ......P.
0008: 00 00 00 00 6a 10 00 40   ....j..@
0010: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
Question by:Rezer
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment

Accepted Solution

Mcscotsman earned 300 total points
ID: 8163170
Here's something I found about best practices for cluster network config. See if this helps you with your situation.


You should disable the default media sense policy for TCP/IP to ensure that, if cables are disconnected or media sense is lost, the TCP/IP configuration and corresponding cluster network configuration are not torn down. Add the following registry value to each node:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System \CurrentControlSet \Services \Tcpip \Parameters
Value Name: DisableDHCPMediaSense
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: 1

(Windows 2000)



Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Check out the latest tech news, community articles, and expert highlights in August's newsletter.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question