Playing with Network Card properties using nvspbind

If any one had asked me a question  to Disable a File and Print Sharing from Microsoft network using a script or a command one year before, i would have simply said I don’t know. But now, my answer would be ok!!

nvspbind is the new tool written for Windows 2008 Hyper V Servers. Its magical tool and can be used for all Windows 2008 Class servers. nvpsbind helps to enable and disable various network settings like Client for Microsoft network,Qos Packet Scheduler, File and Printer sharing for Microsoft network and the rest. It even allows to configure network binding order. If you windows server is configured as cluster and one of the mandatory requirement is to have 2 or more nic cards and it has to be configured correctly and binding order has to be configured right. Public network in the cluster should be on top of the binding order and followed by replication network.

These things can be done manually as well, but why do i have to use this tool ? Simple, If you wanted to do this on one server, i dont recommend this. But if you wanted to configure on 10 servers may be 100 then i  would recommed.

You can find  copy of the file here..http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/nvspbind/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3837

Below are some nvspbind examples to enable and disable specific network settings

nvspbind -d “Nic Name” ms_tcpip6 (To uncheck IPV 6 on a Specific Network)
nvspbind -e “Nic Name” ms_tcpip6 (To check IPV 6 on a Specific Network)
nvspbind -d “Nic Name” ms_server (To uncheck File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks)
nvspbind -e “Nic Name” ms_server (To check File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks)

Below are some nvspbind examples to Brint specific network binding order on top of the list.

nvspbind /++ “Nic Name ” ms_tcpip
nvspbind /– “Nic Name ” ms_tcpip

This tool is for all people in the world who wanted to make there life easy with automation and automation is my spirit of life 🙂

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