What happens when you disable an Ethernet Network adapter in Windows Azure Virtual Machine?
How do you enable a Ethernet Network Adapter in Windows Azure Virtual Machine in case you have disabled it?
Is it possible to access the same virtual machine without deleting and re-creating the one from scratch in case you have disabled the one an only Ethernet network adapter
You cannot connect to Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Machine (VM) after you disable the default Network Interface (NIC) or manually sets a static IP for the NIC. This post shows how to reset the network interface for Azure Windows VM, which helped me regain the network connection after accidentally disabling the network adapter on an Windows Azure Virtual Machine.
To reset network interface, follow these steps:
After you can remote desktop to the machine, you must delete the old NICs to avoid the potential problem:
You might see an unavailable adapter that is grayed out (see figure blow). Right-click the adapter and then select Uninstall.
Only uninstall the unavailable adapters that have the name "Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter". If you uninstall any of the other hidden adapters, it could cause additional issues.
Now all unavailable adapter should be cleared out from your system.
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