Server 2012–Unidentified Network with Team Set As Public


This is a bit of a frustrating problem:

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After setting up the team things were fine.

However, after a reboot the server has disappeared on the network.

After logging in we see that the team is active but the network is unidentified and the firewall is on Public:

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Restart the Network Location Awareness service:

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Then hit refresh in the Firewall MMC:

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And refresh in NCPA.CPL (Network Connections):

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It turns out that in situations where a Windows Server 2012 native NIC team is set up the Network Location Awareness service should be set to Automatic (Delayed Start) to give the team time to start!

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Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
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