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    unable to change tcpip properties?

    found a bunch of machines in a room, where the tcpip properties button is greyed out even for administrators. Bit annoying cos we need to change some settings. We'd rather not have to re-ghost 20 odd machines. Any ideas on how this happened/how to fix it?

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    Re: unable to change tcpip properties?

    I had this, it was a virus, and I had to reinstall the OS.
    I'm not saying thats what you have though.
    Can you get a dos box up and running?
    If you can, try this using netsh, a good site explaining this is this one

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    Re: unable to change tcpip properties?

    ooh i didnt know about that. if i could get that working could put it in our admins login script. :-)

    thanks.

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    Re: unable to change tcpip properties?

    isn't it also possible to disable access to tcp/ip propeties (even for admins) through group policy?

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    Re: unable to change tcpip properties?

    using netsh on a machine with this problem has a funny error
    "the inf or device information set or element does not match the specified install class" otherwise works a treat on the ones without this problem.

    there's nothing enabled in gpedit.msc

    i've discovered it wont let me remove the network card concerned and i can't get in to safe mode either!

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    Re: unable to change tcpip properties?

    i booted using winpe and deleted the broadcom .sys driver. upon reboot the network card has unsurprisingly a yellow exclamation. if i try to get it reinstall the driver it has the same error message as above.

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