Editing the properties for a network adapter may result in unedited adapters being paused/restarted on Windows Vista and Server 2008


Symptoms


When you edit the properties of a network adapter (using Device Manager or 3rd party management tools), unedited network adapters may be paused/restarted with the edited adapter.

Cause


When binding protocols to network miniport drivers, a check isn't made to determine if the protocol is already bound, resulting in a re-bind occurring. This causes the adapter to be paused and restarted.

Resolution


Install the latest update for ndis.sys to resolve this issue. The following update was the first to include the necessary update.


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976373