Network connections disappear on W2k server

I have two W2K server machines with the same symptoms:

When I open the Start->Settings->network connection folder, all network connections have disappeared. This condition remains for a considerable long time, and is persistent over several reboot cycles

The network connections are still functional, and I have made minor changes (IP address) since then by directly modifying the registry, but I have no chance to regulary manage the settings.

The connections are still visible with "ipconfig /all".

The account I use has admin privileges, so the connections should not be hidden by any rules.
OS upgrade is not an option, reinstall of the OS definitely not preferred ... =:S

Any hint ?
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frankhelkAuthor Commented:
Second one worked for me - the two services (Plug and Pray / RPC) were running already, changed DCOM to "Identify" and reregistered the DLLs. Reboot and voilá ...

I suspect the DCOM settig needs to be ashamed.

Thanks alot ! Tha was annoying me for months now.

The other one might be helpful, too, at least for other cases similar to mine - but I didn't need to try that somewhat more ... er ... brute force attempt.

Again: THANKS !
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