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How to enable the loopback adapter on Windows 2008

This requires the following actions:

  • Configure the loopback adapter with the virtual server IP address
  • Disable the firewall on the Windows 2008 targets
  • Set the name of the physical interface to “net” and the name of the loopback adapter to “loopback”
  • Enter the following command line instructions (referencing the names “net” and “loopack”):
       netsh interface ipv4 set interface "net" weakhostreceive=enabled
       netsh interface ipv4 set interface "loopback" weakhostreceive=enabled
       netsh interface ipv4 set interface "loopback" weakhostsend=enabled