?
Solved

Unable to disable lan connection - windows server 2003

Posted on 2008-10-14
3
Medium Priority
?
1,180 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am unable to disable the lan connection. i am getting the following error messaage.
"Error Disabling Connection- It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. This connection may have one or more protocals that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or system account"
OS - WINDOWS Server 2003
0
Comment
Question by:marim
[X]
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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:tenaj-207
ID: 22718050
If you go into device manager and uninstall the network card then reboot the server.  When the server restarts it will automatically reinstall the network card and you should then be able to disable the lan connection.

You should be aware that this may cause other undesired effects.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
marim earned 0 total points
ID: 22718355
its a production server with two network cards(Two ip address). i cant restart it.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:tenaj-207
ID: 22718625
Marim,

Here's some other things to try.

1) Make sure the drivers are up to date.
2) Make sure all windows updates are installed.
3) Try manually changing the NIC's IP/DHCP settings

If all else fails then there is a process that's tying up the nic.  A reboot may be required to stop this process, before you can disable the nic.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses

777 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