2008 R2, How to configure the network adapter

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On a system where Windows 2008 Server R2 has been installed, but no adapter has been defined

How do I configure the network adapter

What path do I take ?
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Top Expert 2012

You mean its not installed?
Is it a branded server? If so there will be a drivers page on the support section of their site
What brand/model have you got?
Bartender_1Microsoft Network Administrator

If your adapter is installed, you should be able to do this:

In the Control Panel, select Network and Sharing Center (Select to view large icons if you are showing in Category view)

On the left hand side, you should have a "Change adapter settings" option. Click on that, then right click on the adapter you want to change, and choose properties.

Hope this helps!



You need to find out what kind of adapter it is. Go to the manufactures website and download the driver for your servers operating system (Windows 2008 R2). Load the drivers on your server, usually an executable. If not the manufacture of the NIC should have instructions.
in device manager your's network adapter is detected? Is it enable?
To configure adapter you must go to network sharing and printers -> change network adapters option (something like that) and there you have network adapters right click on your device properties - > for example TCP/IPv4 -> Properties
Raymond PengSystems Engineer

start > run > devmgmt.msc

Are there any yellow exclamation points that could be your network adapter?  Do see any listed?

Click properties > Details tab > google the hardware ID / matching device ID to download the drivers for the card if it's missing.

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