Detecting a disabled NIC in the registry


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Hi,

I have a Windows 2000 server with multiple NICs. I have manually disabled
one of the NICs. How can I check whether this NIC was disabled, using the
registry? Is there any key in the registry that will tell me whether an
interface is disabled or enabled?
 
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Austin M. Horst

If your NIC is an IDE card,
Search for "DisableCount" with a DWORD value of "1" in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE\

If your NIC is a PCI card,
Search for "DisableCount" with a DWORD value of "1" in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\

The key names depend on your computer and the NIC that is installed.
Verify that you are looking at the key for your NIC, not another disabled device.


Austin M. Horst
 

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