Unable to configure network connection properties.

Posted on 2007-08-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
A recent install/uninstall of the Cisco VPN client seems to have removed my ability to configure the Local Area Connection properties on my Win2003 X64 server.  TCP/IP is functioning correctly, but I am no longer able to access its properties in the connection properties dialog box/General tab.  In the 'This connection uses the following items' box, only 'Client for Microsoft Networks' is listed.  If I click the Install button, I see the Client/Service/Protocol list, but clicking the Add button (with any of the three selected) only produces an error message 'Could not add the requested component. The error is: The system cannot find the file specified'.  Like I say, TCP/IP is actually working, but I would like to fix this before it becomes a problem.
Question by:LeeDerbyshire
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    Accepted Solution

    might want to run a sfc /scannow  or reinstall tcp/ip
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    Assisted Solution

    Verify following:

    Start, Run, RegEdit

    Goto following key:
    Scroll past the folders to show this value: DevicePath

    The value should be %SystemRoot%\Inf and of type REG_EXPAND_SZ."
    If not then modify as above, after a reboot, everything should work perfectly.
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    Author Comment

    farhankazi - The registry value is as you describe.

    chuckyh - I'll have a look at that article.  Might take a while!
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    Author Comment

    I ended up doing a system restore from a recent backup, which fixed the problem, but thanks for the suggestions.

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