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Add a virtual interface

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add a virtual interface

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access.

  2. In the console tree, click OSPF.


    • Routing and Remote Access/server name/IP Routing/OSPF

  3. Right-click OSPF, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Virtual Interfaces tab, click Add.

  5. In Transit area ID, click the transit area over which you are connecting the virtual link.

  6. In Virtual neighbor router ID, type the OSPF router ID of the router at the other endpoint of the virtual link.

  7. In Transit delay (seconds), click the arrows to set the transit delay in seconds.

  8. In Retransmit interval (seconds), click the arrows to set the retransmit interval in seconds.

  9. In Hello interval (seconds), click the arrows to set the hello interval in seconds.

  10. In Dead interval (seconds), click the arrows to set the dead interval in seconds.

  11. If the backbone area is configured to have a password, in Plaintext password, type a password.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using the Run As command rather than logging on with administrative credentials. If you have logged on with administrative credentials, you can also open Routing and Remote Access by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • This feature is not available on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows operating systems.

  • This content is not available in this preliminary release.

  • To configure a virtual link, each virtual link neighbor must add and configure a virtual interface.

  • The hello interval, dead interval, and password must match between the virtual link neighbors.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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