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[FIX] Windows 2019 Server "not connected to the Internet" Message After AD Promotion


I have a new Windows 2019 Server box in the lab, and when I promoted it to a Domain Controller, after the promotion the network adapter was reporting "not connected to the Internet", even though clearly the box was connected to the Internet. I found this Microsoft TechNet post that had the answer for me:

Server 2019 "not connected to the internet" issue after domain join or dc promotion (

I went into Settings > Network & Internet and found a link that says "Change connection properties".

After clicking that link, suddenly my error message went away. See the post link above for details.

My name is Rick Towns and I am an amateur astronomer and computer programmer from Canada. This is a collection of interesting posts I've gathered over the years.