Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

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You are trying to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter, but are unable to find it. 


The Microsoft Loopback Adapter was renamed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The new name is "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".


When using the Add Hardware Wizard to manually add a network adapter, choose Manufacturer "Microsoft" and choose network adapter "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".
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Article ID: 2777200 - Last Review: October 25, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard

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