Posts Tagged ‘interface’

Using nvspbind to modify protocol bindings from the command line

In server core environments, the task of modifying and troubleshooting NICs protocol bindings may require the use of a tool called nvspbind which is available from MSDN here. However, the same tool can become very handy when you need to change the network binding order of network interfaces from the command line during the installation of Windows 7, and where the GUI tools are not yet available. Also, you can leverage the tool in environments where the default Windows shell (Windows Explorer) is replaced with other shells such as, command prompt, Windows PowerShell or custom built shells.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - July 26, 2012 at 3:18 am

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Creating Firewall Rules using WFAS

Windows Firewall and WFAS work together on Windows 7 computers.  WFAS allows you to configure inbound and outbound firewall rules based on ports, programs, and services. In addition, it allows you to set a rule scope and authentication. In this article we will see the main configuration elements you need to know when creating firewall rules using the WFAS.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - April 27, 2011 at 3:44 am

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Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity

The standard command-line tools we find in Windows 7 have full IPv6 functionality. Tools like Ping, Ipconfig, Pathping, Tracert, Netstat, and Route all support IPv6. Then we find tools specific to IPv6 which are provided in the Netsh command structure. But before we go for some troubleshooting tips, let’s check some mechanisms such as, IPv6 address resolution and configuration.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - February 12, 2011 at 1:09 am

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Configuring the LAN interface

If you are planning to set up a small home network or connecting your Windows 7 machine to another computer you need to have an IPv4 standard or arrangement. Typically, you may have one computer connected to the Internet which provides Internet services to the other internal computers. Windows 7 can do this role through the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service.  Other services or devices such as, Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) in wireless networks or DSL and cable modem routers can too provide Internet services to the internal computers. On the other hand, if you are not planning to provide Internet services then you can avoid all the trouble and let the internal computers configure themselves through APIPA.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - January 5, 2011 at 3:51 am

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