Change network adapter settings

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To change network adapter settings

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Double-click Network adapters.

  3. Right-click the network adapter for which you want to change settings, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Advanced tab, make the appropriate changes.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, double-click Computer Management, and then click Device Manager.

  • Device properties for network adapters are device dependent. Read the device manufacturer's instruction manual to determine which settings you must change.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Device Manager overview
Working with MMC console files
Run a program with administrative credentials
Why you should not run your computer as an administrator
Using Run as
Using the runas command with MMC