SetIfEntry function (iphlpapi.h)

The SetIfEntry function sets the administrative status of an interface.

Syntax

IPHLPAPI_DLL_LINKAGE DWORD SetIfEntry(
  PMIB_IFROW pIfRow
);

Parameters

pIfRow

A pointer to a MIB_IFROW structure. The dwIndex member of this structure specifies the interface on which to set administrative status. The dwAdminStatus member specifies the new administrative status. The dwAdminStatus member can be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
MIB_IF_ADMIN_STATUS_UP
The interface is administratively enabled.
MIB_IF_ADMIN_STATUS_DOWN
The interface is administratively disabled.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes.

Return code Description
ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED
Access is denied. This error is returned on Windows Vista and later under several conditions that include the following: the user lacks the required administrative privileges on the local computer or the application is not running in an enhanced shell as the built-in Administrator (RunAs administrator).
ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
The system cannot find the file specified. This error is returned on Windows Vista and later if the network interface specified by the dwIndex member of the MIB_IFROW structure pointed to by the pIfRow parameter could not be found.
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
An invalid parameter was passed to the function. This error is returned if a NULL pointer is passed in the pIfRow parameter, or the dwIndex member of the MIB_IFROW pointed to by the pIfRow parameter was unspecified. This error is also returned on Windows Server 2003 and earlier if the network interface specified by the dwIndex member of the MIB_IFROW structure pointed to by the pIfRow parameter could not be found.
ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED
The request is not supported. This error is returned on Windows Server 2003 and earlier if no TCP/IP stack is configured on the local computer.
Other
Use FormatMessage to obtain the message string for the returned error.

Remarks

The SetIfEntry function is used to set the administrative status of an interface on a local computer.

The dwIndex member in the MIB_IFROW structure pointed to by the pIfRow parameter must be initialized to the interface index.

The SetIfEntry function will fail if the dwIndex member of the MIB_IFROW pointed to by the pIfRow parameter does not match an existing interface on the local computer.

On Windows Vista and later, the SetIfEntry function can only be called by a user logged on as a member of the Administrators group. If SetIfEntry is called by a user that is not a member of the Administrators group, the function call will fail and ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED is returned.

The SetIfEntry function can also fail because of user account control (UAC) on Windows Vista and later. If an application that contains this function is executed by a user logged on as a member of the Administrators group other than the built-in Administrator, this call will fail unless the application has been marked in the manifest file with a requestedExecutionLevel set to requireAdministrator. If the application lacks this manifest file, a user logged on as a member of the Administrators group other than the built-in Administrator must then be executing the application in an enhanced shell as the built-in Administrator (RunAs administrator) for this function to succeed.

Note   On Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and later, this function executes a privileged operation. For this function to execute successfully, the caller must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group or the NetworkConfigurationOperators group.
 

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header iphlpapi.h
Library Iphlpapi.lib
DLL Iphlpapi.dll

See also

GetIfEntry

GetIfTable

IP Helper Function Reference

IP Helper Start Page

MIB_IFROW

MIB_IFTABLE