Thursday, October 06, 2016

Network Stack Reset - Access Denied

A number of times I have seen network stack corruption on a Windows desktop and when trying to reset the stack, an "access denied" error message is given and the stack reset fails.

Here's how to fix this.

  1. Run RegEdit and provide approval/authentication at the UAC prompt.
  2. Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NSI\{eb004a00-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\26
  3. Right click on the "26" key and choose "Permissions"
  4. Click on "Everyone" and then "Full Control" under "Allow", Apply, OK and exit from RegEdit
  5. In an elevated command prompt, type "netsh int ip reset"
  6. Check that all steps reset successfully
  7. Reboot and all will be good with the world(1)

(1) Well, with this teensy little part of it at least...


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