Remove Network Bridge
Posted on 2016-08-31
I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with 4 on board NICs, someone prior to me set up the server with what appears to be a network bridge between 2 of the 4 NICs. The network property page for each of the NICs in question report back that they are part of a bridge. I do not see the usual Bridge icon in the Network and Sharing control panel. I do not see one listed in device manager either. From what I have been able to deduce, the consensus is to uninstall the NICs via device manager, reboot and allow the system to re-install them. As this server is running among other things, SQL server, and it is in an active production environment, I was hoping not to have to go that route. So any chance there might be a silver bullet that I can use to regain control over these 2 errant network interfaces?