Microsoft Loop Back Adapter is a must and prerequisite for many software like , Oracle DB, VM Ware, SAP etc.
Today i will explain you how to install and configure it.
Step 1: Go to Windows Device Manager.
Step 2: Right Click on Computer name and select Add Legacy Hardware.
Step 3: In the Wizard select Next.
Step 4: Select ” Install hardware manually from a list “.
Step 5: From hardware types , select ” Network Adapters”.
Step 6: From Manufacturer select Microsoft, and from Network Adapters select ” Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter” .
Step 7: Click Next button to install.
Step 8: Click Finish.
Step 9: Open Network Sharing Center.
Step 10: You will see an unknow Network here it, which Windows try to connect, is you Loopback Adapter.
Step 11: Go to Properties of that network and go to Internet Protocl Version 4 Configurations to add a static IP.
Step 12: You must add these settings else Loopback Adapter will not work ( here is case for ORACLE database )
IP Address: 10.10.10.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Preferred DNS Server: 10.26.10.80
Step 13: Click Ok and your loopback adapter is up and working. Enjoy 🙂
Remember to Install and configure it before Installing Oracle Database.