After creating Network Bridge I can't access 1&1 dedicated server
Posted on 2009-04-07
I have created myself a right pickle. I rent a dedicated server from 1&1 internet and am just starting to go down the virtualization route. I took some bad advice and did the following:
The server has a single network adapter with a single static IP.
I created a new network adapter, "Microsoft Loopback Adapter".
I used the "Bridge Connections" function to create a network bridge between the two.
At tis point I lost all IP connectivity to the server. I logged onto the serial console, ipconfig said that there was just one network adapter which was the "MAC bridge miniport adapter". This had an autoconfig IP address.
I then deleted the following keys from the registry hoping to get rid of the bidge:
Upon reboot ipconfig shows that the bridge has gone however now there are no network adapters listed at all.
Is there a way out of this using only serial console access?
Hope you can help.
OS is Server 2003 R2.