Using PowerShell to disable network adapter bindings

You can enable and disable bindings on a network adapter using Windows PowerShell. For example, start by using the Get-NetAdapterBinding cmdlet to display the bindings for the specified interface:

PS C:\> Get-NetAdapterBinding -InterfaceAlias “Ethernet 2”

Name        DisplayName                                        ComponentID  Enabled
—-        ———–                                        ———–  ——-
Ethernet 2  Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch                  vms_pp       False
Ethernet 2  Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder            ms_rspndr    True
Ethernet 2  Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver    ms_lltdio    True
Ethernet 2  Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol     ms_implat    False
Ethernet 2  Client for Microsoft Networks                      ms_msclient  True
Ethernet 2  Windows Network Virtualization Filter driver       ms_netwnv    False
Ethernet 2  QoS Packet Scheduler                               ms_pacer     True
Ethernet 2  File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks    ms_server    True
Ethernet 2  Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)             ms_tcpip6    True
Ethernet 2  Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)             ms_tcpip     True

To disable a specific binding such as QoS Packet Scheduler, you can use the Disable-NetAdapterBinding cmdlet like this:

PS C:\> Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name “Ethernet 2” -ComponentID ms_pacer

You can use the Enable-NetAdapterBinding cmdlet to re-enable the binding.

This tip is excerpted from my latest book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

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2 thoughts on “Using PowerShell to disable network adapter bindings”

  1. it would be great to have a script or something to disable everything other than ‘ms_tcpip’ on Ethernet, torguard, expressvpn, and ivpn prior to launching the openvpn client of any of the latter three adapters as something pesky in windows 10 (pro) has a habit of re-enabling unwanted bindings.

  2. Get-NetAdapterBinding -Name “ISCSI_NIC1” | ?{ $_.ComponentID -ne ‘ms_tcpip’} | % {Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name $_.Name -ComponentID $_.ComponentID}

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