Default document icon is displayed for a network adapter

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Symptoms


The default document icon (a white document) is displayed in Network Connections when the network adapter has a LAN media type but has no sub-media type. The sub-media type defines the medium of the adapter: 1394, TVC, LAN, Wireless, WWAN or Bluetooth.

Network Connections

Cause


There is an expectation,but not a requirement, that all LAN network adapters specify one of the sub-media types. When the network adapter has no sub-media type, Windows defaults to using the document icon for the network adapter.

Resolution


The issue is purely cosmetic. There is no issue with the operation of the network adapter.