Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Show Hidden Microsft Windows Devices

We had some problems with invisible old configured NICS on servers that were set up with teaming.  Our first NIC configuration was created with static IP addresses and then later we teamed up 2 NICs and had some intermittent ping problems.  It seems that the old non-existent NIC was interfering with the teamed NIC and would send the ping responses through the non-existent NIC and fail our tests.

Here is a cool little bat file:

set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
start devmgmt.msc