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Network Connection Did not Showup

By yuemo ·
Hi,

On a windows 2000 server, if I start "control panel"->"network and dial-up connection", I can not find any network connection such as "local area connection", etc.

By the way, the network connection itself is fine, the computer can access other computers, and the others can access this one.

But if I need change IP address, I have to edit the registry.

Is there any way to get back the "local area connection", so we can use GUI interface to edit the network connection property?

Thanks!

-Yuemo

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by curlergirl In reply to Network Connection Did no ...

Is it possible that there is a group policy settings on the domain that is causing the Control Panel applet to be hidden? I think the the Default Domain Controllers Policy will still inherit settings from the Default Domain Group Policy unless the "Block policy inheritance" checkbox is enabled. Therefore, if someone has set a policy in the Domain Group Policy to hide the Network control panel applet, this might be the reason it is missing from the server.

Hope this helps!

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by yuemo In reply to

Unfortunately this is not the case. There are a bunch of servers, workstations in the domain. Only this one has issue. It must be on this guy only.

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by ddao In reply to Network Connection Did no ...

You may want to remove and reinstall TCP/IP to help resolve the following issues:

Bindings that are improperly configured on a server.

Dial-up clients that are unable to connect to a RAS server.

Network adapter drivers that do not properly bind to the protocol.

To remove TCP/IP from your Windows 2000-based computer:

Click to clear the TCP/IP check box from all dial-up connections and all LAN connections in the Network and Dial-up Connections tool.

Install another protocol (NWlink or NetBEUI) to maintain a placeholder for each connection.

Restart your computer.

Reinstall TCP/IP, and then restart your computer.

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by yuemo In reply to

Actually that is my problem. I don't have anything in network connection. If I did , I could reinstall the network and do all the work. But now I only have one enemy friend, registry.

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