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Repair a connection in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to attempt to repair a LAN or other connection.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

  1. Right-click the network icon (Network Icon) in the notification area, and then click Diagnose and repair.

  2. Follow the steps in the wizard to correct any error conditions.

  • Some diagnostic actions, such as resetting your network adapter, might require administrative permissions. Before attempting these actions, ensure that you have the credentials for a user account that is a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • You can also find the Diagnose and Repair option in the Tasks pane of Network and Sharing Center.

  • If a red X is displayed on one of the connections in the Network and Sharing Center map, you can click the X to begin the diagnose and repair process.

  • You can also diagnose a network connection by using the Network Connections folder. Right-click the connection you want, and then click Diagnose.

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