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Unplugging Network Card - Changes What?

By bob ·
Does anyone know what exactly changes in Win2K Pro. if the Network Card is Unplugged. Or does anything change? Big LEGAL question over a pornographic bust.

Need a answer fast...

Basically, if we unplug the CAT5 from the NIC will it change ANY configuration within WIN2K Pro and/or WIN2K Active Directory Server? Sounds minor, but its getting real touchy over these type of cases.

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Cover your A##

by Able-Admin In reply to Unplugging Network Card - ...

If your worried about any configuration changes then I recoment that you Write Lock the Orig. HD and mirror it with a second that you can remove and keep as a backup. That way if anything changes later on, you still have the copy to compare to.

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by ginman In reply to Unplugging Network Card - ...

If you unplug the Cat5 RJ45 from the NIC it will
show up on the taskbar as being unplugged. If you plug in back in 2 minutes later or a day later the connection is made again depending on what the time frame is for the IP lease.
At the present time I only have two RJ45 connectors in my office. I have 4 or 5 pc's that I work on at a time and I swap the Cat 5 cable between them with no ill effects.

I suggest if you are worried about the user getting to the pc and changing/deleting data change his password to lock the user out.

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