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

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".
Properties

Article ID: 2777200 - Last Review: Oct 25, 2012 - Revision: 1

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Standard

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