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How to Open Network and Sharing Center in Windows Server 2008

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How to open Network and Sharing Center in Windows Server 2008

This guide will show you how to get to the Network and Sharing Center to edit your Network Interfaces. We usually use this to get to the Network Connections for configuration.

How do I do it?

Because this is Windows, there are many different ways to do this. I will share some of the easiest ways to do it. Feel free to comment about this guide if you know another easy way that I overlooked!

Most Servers will have the Network Monitor icon visible by default.

Right click and select properties in the newtork tray icon

Network Tray Icon

Right click this and then click on “Open Network and Sharing Center”

Next option is to use search from the Start menu. Click on the Start button, and type one of the main words “Network” “Sharing” “Center”. “Sharing” and “Center” will have the fewest options that pop up, so they will be your best bet, but any one of these will work.

Search for network

Start Menu: Search

If you already have the Server Manger open (see below), then you can bypass the Network and Sharing Center. Simply click on “View Network Connections”

In server manager select view network connections.

Server Manger: View Network Connections

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