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miskox
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Enabling TCPIP

#1 Post by miskox » 17 Jan 2022 12:37

Hello!

I have a Win XP computer (XP PRO, 32-bit) which has TCP/IP disabled by default. When I need IP connection I enable it (usualy once a month to upload a file):
- I go to network connections
- I select a network connection
- right click and I select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

(see image).
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My questions are:

- how do I enable TCP/IP from batch
- how do I disable TCP/IP from batch

I tried NETSH - no luck.

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C:\>netsh interface show interface

Admin State    State          Type             Interface Name
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Enabled                       Dedicated        Local Area Connection
Enabled                       Internal         Internal
Enabled                       Loopback         Loopback

C:\>
I can change IP address, static/DHCP... but DHCP is already set so NETSH displays that. So nothing useful here (I guess - I might be missing something).

IPCONFIG shows this when TCP/IP is not enabled:

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C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

C:\>
So I guess IPCONFIG cannot be used, too.

Any ideas if this is doable? I prefer native commands, if not powershell might do.

I checked registry. There might be something under the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{8194DEBE-9B35-4C9A-B061-7EFF371F9F9F}]
but nothing happens when I insert keys from the .reg file (I did file comparisons (registry export before/after) - many differences are there that should probably be changed)).

Thanks.
Saso

shenkee
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Re: Enabling TCPIP

#2 Post by shenkee » 19 Jan 2022 03:11

Hi, Saso,
If I see it well, there are no other protocols installed. Won't be enough to disable the network adapter itself?
(Sorry for my bad English.)
Shenkee

miskox
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Re: Enabling TCPIP

#3 Post by miskox » 20 Jan 2022 00:56

Thanks for the tip...but I cannot disable the network adapter because it must be enabled to access internet thru virtual machines (host machine does not have an IP (disabled), virtual machines can access internet).

Saso

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Re: Enabling TCPIP

#4 Post by jfl » 24 Jan 2022 03:58

PowerShell would probably be the good choice, as it has a rich set of network management functions. But in Windows XP you're limited to PowerShell v2, so I don't know how much is there yet.

In the old cmd shell, you have the choice of netsh.exe, and wmic.exe (Ex: wmic nicconfig /?). Both are powerful, but complex to use.

miskox
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Re: Enabling TCPIP

#5 Post by miskox » 24 Jan 2022 05:44

Thanks.I will see what can be done with WMIC.

Saso

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