JSI Tip 6982. A multi-homed Windows Server 2003 computer may have the association between the NIC and the Local Area Connection reversed?

When you install Windows Server 2003 on a computer with two identical network adaptors, network adapter 1 may be associated with Local Area Connection 2 and network adapter 2 may be associated with Local Area Connection 1.

This behavior is caused by the difference in the hardware detection process between the GUI-mode Setup and Plug and Play.

To workaround this behavior, rename the Local Area Connections that are listed in Network Connections.

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