The NVSPBIND command is a networking utility used in Windows for modifying network bindings. Specifically, it can enable, disable, and prioritize network interfaces from the command line. This command is highly useful in server environments, automated deployment scripts, and whenever there’s a need to programmatically adjust the network settings of multiple machines.


To use NVSPBIND, the basic syntax is:

nvspbind [options] [nic] [protocol/service]
  • [nic] is the network interface card identifier.
  • [protocol/service] specifies the protocol or service to be managed.


Below are the options and flags that can be used with NVSPBIND:

  • -n : Displays all network interfaces and their properties.
  • -u : Unbinds the specified protocol from the specified network interface.
  • -b : Binds the specified protocol to the specified network interface.
  • -d : Disables all bindings for the specified network interface.
  • -e : Enables all bindings for the specified network interface.
  • -o : Lists the binding order for all network interfaces.
  • -r : Repairs bindings for all network interfaces.

Each option modifies how NVSPBIND interacts with network bindings, from listing properties (-n) to adjusting the binding order (-o).


Example 1: Listing Network Interfaces

To display all network interfaces along with their properties:

nvspbind -n

Example 2: Binding a Protocol

To bind TCP/IP version 4 to an Ethernet adapter with an identifier “ethernet0”:

nvspbind -b ethernet0 ms_tcpip

Example 3: Unbinding a Service

To remove the IPv6 protocol from a specific NIC:

nvspbind -u ethernet1 ms_tcpip6

Common Issues

  • Incorrect NIC Identifier: Users may encounter errors if they input the wrong NIC identifier. Always confirm the identifier using the -n option.
  • Permissions: Running NVSPBIND without sufficient administrative privileges may lead to failures in modifying network bindings. Ensure you run your command prompt as an administrator.


Integrating NVSPBIND with PowerShell scripts or batch files can enhance network management capabilities. For example, you can create a script to disable certain protocols during specific network maintenance operations:

@echo off
nvspbind -u interface1 ms_tcpip6
nvspbind -u interface2 ms_tcpip6
echo IPv6 disabled on interface1 and interface2
  • ipconfig – Displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes DHCP and DNS settings.
  • netsh – Allows users to display or modify the network configuration of a computer currently running.

For further reading and more detailed information, refer to Microsoft’s official documentation available at their support or resource centers.