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ExternalAdapter specifies the external adapter for Internet-connection sharing. This cannot be used as part of a network bridge.

This setting has no effect on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.




Specifies the external adapter. External_adapter_name is a string.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Passes

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-SharedAccess | ExternalAdapter

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-SharedAccess.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set Shared Access.


See Also