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04-27-2004, 08:01 AM

Does anybody know, how it is possible to install (by inf file or any other custom action) Microsoft Loopback Adapter Device automatically within my installation?

I've searched the windows directory for *loop*, and found the following files:

As far, as I can see in the inf file, only loop.sys is used during installation.

I've tried to run right-click->install on the inf file (copied with the other 2 files into separate dir), but no LoopBack device has been installed (none is available in the Network and Dial-up Connections).

Any help is appreciated,
best regards:
György Zombori

04-29-2004, 09:14 AM
Hi György,

I don't know if this can help, but it can be a good starting point:

HOW TO: Install Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 2000 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=236869)

Good Luck.

04-29-2004, 10:16 AM
Well, I've seen that site already, but thanks for it anyway.
There is only a description, how to install it in case of unattended installation, or how to install it from windows UI.

My case is, that I want to install it from my setup, without bothering the user.

I've found a site, where the msi looks, like working. The site is:
The other way, using the dll brings up an error (when setting the IP address and mask).

The only problem I have with this is, I can not remove the loopback device on uninstallation.

I tried to look inside the msi, but instead of the dll, there was an "loopback_install.dll.ibd"...

Any ideas, how it were possible to install/remove the loopback device on demand, fully automated?

Thanks in advance: