Missing network applet in Windows 2008 and Linux after clone

After clone of Windows 2008 (regardless of the version), LAN applet is missing in a network configuration panel

Windows

To solve that problem execute below command from command line and reboot server. Command will delete old registry keys remains from cloned VM.

reg delete “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network” /v Config /f

After restart new LAN configuration applet will appear in Network configuration window.

Linux Ubuntu

This is a common known error under Linux Ubuntu system when after clone, on new VM network card is missing, it’s easy to fix edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and remove all non commented lines, reboot appliance and eth0 will appear

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).