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"network restart" equivalent in Windows OR: Auto-Restart network adapter if ping fails

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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Hi,

some of our computers don't get the network configuration right after an automatic reboot at night. What we typically do to fix this problem is - of course - to either reboot the computer or "reboot" the network connection (In Network Neighbourhood right click on connection, disconnect and connect again).

Is there a way to automate this ?

Basically I want to do the following using Windows Scripting Host:

After reboot (in Autostart):
- ping a set of other computers
- if more than one remote computer cannot be pinged, the local computer probably does not have a network connection
- in this case disconnect and connect the network adapter

I think I can do the pinging part using VBScript (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/network/scrnet04.mspx), but I am not sure about how to restart a network adapter - I'm missing something like the "/etc/init.d/network restart" from linux.

Any ideas ? Thanks in advance !
Holsche
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Thanks, I'll try that
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