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How to add a loopback adapter in Windows server 2012

Some software load balancers requires a loop back adapter.  so that they can lookup for the VIP (virtual IP) which is listening on the load balancing machine.

Will see how to add that Virtual NIC on to Windows 2012 machine.

Start – Run –  Devmgmt.msc (Device manager)

Start – Add legacy hardware

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Choose next

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Choose next

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Choose Network Adapters

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Choose microsoft – Microsoft KM-Test LoopBack Adpater

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Now Choose Next  _ It installs it.

Now Virtual NIC is ready

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Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Specialized in Microsoft Azure - Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange; conducted numerous projects worldwide in designing, supporting, and implementing messaging and virtualization infrastructure for medium-sized and large enterprises. Further, I am a Cloud Architect and Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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