Unable to Contact IP Driver, error code 5 Windows 2008 Server hosted on Vmware
I ran into an issue where a pair of my servers lost network connectivity after installing VMWare tools. The update disabled the TCP\IP stack. If I tried to ping any server I received the error: “Unable to to contact IP driver, error code 5.”
The fix is to run this command: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
After you run this command and reboot, you will have to go back and re-specify any static IP addresses you assigned to the server.
- You will have to know the local admin password, as domain authentication will not work nor will any cached credentials.
- This may also be a profile specific problem. Logging on with another admin credential may correct the issue.
- You may have to recreate the machine SID, if the machine image was created using a template.