Windows Server 2008, SBS 2008: Device Manager may seem hang while uninstalling a NIC

Under certain conditions, in Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2008 when you try to uninstall a network interface card (NIC) from device manager, the process’ll appear to hang and the uninstall’ll not complete. When this happens, the “Confirm Device Uninstall” window’ll appear and never complete. The reason for this problem is being investigated and a potential long […]

Under certain conditions, in Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2008 when you try to uninstall a network interface card (NIC) from device manager, the process’ll appear to hang and the uninstall’ll not complete. When this happens, the “Confirm Device Uninstall” window’ll appear and never complete. The reason for this problem is being investigated and a potential long term fix considered. To resolve, you can do follows insturctions here (either before the uninstall attempt, or while the dialog is still hanging, it is important to not reboot or terminate the hanging process).