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

Applies to: Windows 8Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Datacenter More

Symptoms


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

Cause


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

Resolution


When using the Add Hardware Wizard to manually add a network adapter, choose Manufacturer "Microsoft" and choose network adapter "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".