Win2k8 R2 - How to set NIC priorities?

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a Windows 2008 R2 DC server with 4 NIC's in it. 1 of the NIC's is for our LAN connection and the 2nd NIC is being used for a SANs connection. The other two are disabled as they aren't being used right now.

I need to set the priorities of the two NIC's being used. In Win2k3 I use to go into Network Connection and from the menu bar, choose Advanced Options. But it looks like MS decided to hide that feature in Win2k8.

Any help in finding it again or what the new procedure is, is greatly appreciated! :)
Question by:fgarufijr
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    by:Michael W
    Many of the TCP/IP registry values supported in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are not supported by TCP/IP in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.


    Windows 208 :: Configuring TCP/IP networking

    Author Comment

    I'm sorry if I'm just missing it... But I dont see how in either of the links you provided a way for me to order the priority of the NICs.
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    Under: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
    Press "ALT"
    Then under Advanced->Advanced Settings...

    Author Closing Comment

    Great Instructions!! Thank you! :)

    Leave it to MS to add an additional step that has no additional benefits or use!

    Expert Comment

    Sorry i still do not see the advanced menu when i press the ALT key in network connections.

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