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Server 2019 Network Properties show path instead of description

User generated imageWindows Server 2019 Nic properties displays path information instead of description or name of properties.

see attached screen clip.

any idea of how to fix this?
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Wow, that's horked.

Remove the Broadcom drivers, reboot, and re-install the latest.

If this is a Hyper-V server, then once seated, make sure to disable Virtual Machine Queues (VMQ) for all Broadcom Gigabit ports or there will be trouble down the road.      
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uninstalled network adapters and deleted driver, rebooted, installed latest and still the same thing.

VMQ's are disabled.

Any other suggestions? 
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Have you configured something like canonical names?


Canonical Names of Control Panel Items

As of Windows 7, you can use canonical names to restrict access to individual Control Panel items through group policy. 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/shell/controlpanel-canonical-names#using-canonical-names-in-local-group-policy
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I don't see anything related to that in group policy.
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Did you check both local and domain?
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Are all adapters showing that same setup?
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local shows not configured for everything under control panel in both user and computer configuration

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yes all adapters are showing that way.
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I'm assuming a reboot has been done?
Task Manager --> Right click Explorer.EXE --> Restart < That fix?

Elevated PowerShell:
Get-NetAdapter | Sort MacAddress
IPConfig /ALL

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What do the above two show? Post in a CODE snippet please.

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1:  shows 3 adapters all with different mac addresses  nic1/2 broadcom netextreme gigabit and ethernet 3 is remote ndis adapter

2: shows ips for each adapter ipv4 and ipv6  (with exception on the ndis adapter) I am able to ping with out issue

I have 2 other Windows 2019 Standard servers displaying the same issue they are vm's on a different Hyper-V host. That host is also 2019 using an intel adapter and the network properties are showing fine on that one. These machines are all in the same domain.
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and yes many reboots.

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also as another note I have reloaded Hyper-V on this server and when it is initially configured it works fine but after a reboot the hyper-v host virtual network adapter is disabled and when I try to set the virtual switch to allow the host the share the switch it gives me the following error. "An Internal Error occurred while processing the results of creating a new virtual switch, refresh and reopen this window. This then results in an additional virutal switch network adapter being created.




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the Hyper-V server that I am working on was upgraded from 2012r2 to Server 2019. No changes recently in group policy. We did deploy a new antivirus thanks to the Symantec Broadcom debacle. I will try removing that to see if it makes a difference.
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If there are other servers whether physical or virtual showing the same symptoms then environment is the place to look I think.
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after uninstalling the new Antivirus from the HV server the properties are back to normal. Seems to only be related to Server 2019 machines whether physical or vm. The issue with the virtual switch as also groupted in with this.

Guess I'll be chatting with their support


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What A/V vendor please?
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Sentinel One
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Not heard of them.

We leave the default Windows Defender A/V installed on servers with Group Policy to manage it and exclusions.

We don't join standalone hosts to the domain to provide a barrier against a ransomware attack. Clusters run in their own domain with the client's environment being set up as a tenant.

I have two very thorough EE articles on all things Hyper-V:

Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices

EDIT: WYSIWYG breaks my links. :P
Practical Hyper-V Performance Expectations

Some PowerShell Guides:
PowerShell Guide - Standalone Hyper-V Server
PowerShell Guide - New VM PowerShell
PowerShell Guide - New-VM Template: Single VHDX File
PowerShell Guide - New-VM Template: Dual VHDX Files


Here are some focused articles:

Set up PDCe NTP Domain Time in a Virtualized Setting

Slipstream Updates Using DISM and OSCDImg

Protecting a Backup Repository from Malware and Ransomware

Disaster Preparedness: KVM/IP + USB Flash = Recovery. Here’s a Guide
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Thanks for your help guys in pointing me in the right direction!

Philip I will check out your articles they look very interesting, I'm always looking for additional info on managing HV.

If you have a chance get a demo on the Sentinel One AV platform, it includes mitigation for ransomware attacks. We were so angry with Broadcom/Symantec with the miss management and seemed like total lack of interest in small/medium sized clients that we decided to change.
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