What reinstalling TCP/IP does

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 7 Aug. 2007 / Last Updated on 7 Aug. 2007]

How to determine what registry changes and other actions are made when you reinstall TCP/IP.

What actually happens when you reinstall TCP/IP on a Windows machine by using the netsh interface ip reset command? To find out, use the netsh interface ip reset c:\reset.txt command instead as when you do this all the actions including the registry keys that are touched will be logged in the text file c:\reset.txt. This can be handy if you are having issues with a network adapter that only go away when you reinstall TCP/IP on your system.

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Mitch Tulloch is lead author for the Windows Vista Resource Kit from Microsoft Press, which is THE book for IT pros who want to deploy, maintain and support Windows Vista in mid- and large-sized network environments. Mitch is also the author of Introducing Windows Server 2008, the first book from Microsoft Press about the exciting new server platform. For more information on these and other books written by Mitch, see www.mtit.com.

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