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The Microsoft Loopback adapter is a tool for testing in a virtual network environment where access to a network is not feasible. Also, the Loopback adapter is essential if there are conflicts with a network adapter or a network adapter driver. Network clients, protocols, and so on, can be bound to the Loopback adapter, and the network adapter driver or network adapter can be installed at a later time while retaining the network configuration information. The Loopback adapter can also be installed during the unattended installation process.
[NetAdapters] Adapter01=Params.Adapter01 [Params.Adapter01] InfID="*msloop" ; Microsoft Loopback Adapter ConnectionName = "MS Loopback Adapter" [NetProtocols] MS_TCPIP=Params.MS_TCPIP ; TCP/IP parameters ; Use parameter values specific to your network [Params.MS_TCPIP] AdapterSections=params.TCPIP.Adapter01 DNS=yes DNSSuffixSearchOrder=mycorp.com EnableLMHosts=No ; Adapter Specific TCP/IP parameters ; Use parameter values specific to your network [params.TCPIP.Adapter01] SpecificTo=Adapter01 DNSDomain=mycorp.com DNSServerSearchOrder=192.168.5.251 WINS=no DHCP=no IPAddress=192.168.5.10 SubnetMask=255.255.255.0 DefaultGateway=192.168.5.254
Article ID: 236869 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 3.2