Is it possible to enable a "local area connection", i.e. network adapter in Microsoft Windows without specifying an IP address? Via the GUI and netsh commands the only two options seem to be either set an IP or DHCP. I would like to bring up an interface without either.
I know this can be done in Linux/UNIX operating systems but am stumped with Windows.
The host is running a virtual guest that needs to be on the network in bridged mode. The network only allows for one host, err IP per network connection. If I shutdown the LAN on the host than the virtual guest interface can not get an IP or connect because VMware's bridging uses the host adapter.