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Cant install network adpaters on windows 2003 sbs

kingx22 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We moved to a new office today and moved the server. Powered it off and the old location and now went to boot it up at the new location and cant get it on the network. Went into network settings and was getting error "The controls on this property sheet are disabled | because one or more other Network property sheets | are already open" I went to removed the network adapter and got unable to uninstall, but it looked like it removed it. now i cant get any network adpater installed or working. It goes to install the drive and getting "Device is not configured properly" Code 1.
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when i boot into safe mode i still get an error stating unable to uninstall. i also rebooted and still have same issue

Did you remove the Network card as GCarleton says? go to Device Manager and delete it, reboot and it should be reinstalled when windows discovers it again.


it wont let me delete it. i errors out saying unable to uninstall
Is it ghosted out? There is a registry edit to remove it if it is. I have the note somewhere. let me see if i can find it.
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Make sure you boot into "safe mode" not "safe mode with networking".
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