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(2011-02-02) Changing The Binding Order Of Network Connections From The Command-Line

Posted by Jorge on 2011-02-02


Within Windows (Full Server) it is easy to change the binding order of network connections using the Network Connections Control Panel (ncpa.cpl). This is shown in the following picture.

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Now imagine, you are using the other available installation option, also known as Server Core. As you may know, Server Core does not provide, that does not provide a GUI such as the Network Connections Control Panel to change network bindings. How are you going to achieve that then? You could use the procedure as mentioned here.

However, you could also use the tool available here. This tool was created by a Microsoft employee. An important notice about this is that Microsoft DOES NOT support this tool in any way!

There are three versions of the tool available, being:

  • A 32-bit version for Windows XP;
  • A 32-bit version for Windows 6 and higher;
  • A 64-bit version for Windows 6 and higher.

The help of the tool looks like what’s shown in the following picture.

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In addition to this, each of the package contains a README file (WORD doc) with explanations about how the tool works. Make sure to read this before using the tool.

An partial example of all the NICs in my system is shown in the picture below

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Although the tool is supposed to be used for Hyper-V on Server Core, it also works for other purposes. What I think is annoying about the tool is that it does not filter all those special, and less interesting network connections.

For additional commands on Server Core click here.

Cheers,
Jorge
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