Change the Binding Order in Windows 2000

How do I change the Binding Order in Windows 2000?

To change the Binding Order in Windows 2000:

  1. Start / Settings / Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
  3. On the Advanced menu, press Advanced Settings.
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  4. Select the adapter whose Binding Order you wish to change in the Connections box.
  5. Use the arrows on the right side of the Binding for <Adapter Name> to order the protocols.

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Notice how NWLink (IPX/SPX compatible protocol) places itself on top of the binding order! This something you don’t want to keep if you’re on a strictly Windows 2000 network with some occasional NetWare access.

  1. You can also disable specific protocols. For example, if you have 2 NICs and you don’t need NWLink bound to the File and Print Service you can un-check the check box next to that protocol under the specific service.

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Note that when you do so, the File and Print Sharing (and the Client for Microsoft Networks) services will have a gray check-box on the NIC’s properties box.
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This is to indicate that the specific service has some un-bound protocols. If all protocols are bound to the service, the gray check-box disappears.
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  1. Press OK.
  2. If you are prompted to restart, press Yes.