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Computer => Network Solution => Topic started by: admin on 02, 12, 2014, 09:06:18

Title: SOLVED: How to Remove Old Hidden Network Adaptors
Post by: admin on 02, 12, 2014, 09:06:18
If you have ever moved a virtual machine or replaced a NIC (Network Interface Card) on a physical server and wanted to keep the same IP Address, youip-address-already-assigned-to-another-adapter will have seen the following error:
(http://www.urtech.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ip-address-already-assigned-to-another-adapter.jpg)

You basically have three choices:

Use a different IP – not likely what you want to do
Let Windows remove the old static – best answer
‘Uninstall’ the old NIC (which will remove the static residue)how-to-show-see-remove-old-hidden-network-adaptors
The problem with removing the old NIC is that it is hidden in Device Manager.  Fortunately it takes about 3 seconds to un-hide devices in Device Manager:

Launch Device Manager
Click VIEW
Click SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES
Expand NETWORK ADAPTORS
Right click on the old/dead/hidden NIC’s and UNINSTALL them
Normally I do this with Virtual Machines that are off line, but I just did one in Server 2012 with a live server and it worked with no interruption to my RDP session so I think ‘sall good.

(http://www.urtech.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/how-to-show-see-remove-old-hidden-network-adaptors.jpg)

Ref: http://www.urtech.ca/2013/06/solved-how-to-remove-old-hidden-network-adaptors/

Title: Re: SOLVED: How to Remove Old Hidden Network Adaptors
Post by: Cavaeii on 10, 12, 2014, 14:52:38
Please explain me more.