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Modify the network provider order

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To modify the network provider order

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Click the connection you want to modify, and on the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings.

  3. On the Provider Order tab, in Network Providers, click the provider you want to move up or down in the list, and then click the Up or Down button.


  • To modify the network provider order, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • Network providers are accessed in the order they appear in this list.

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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