Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows
This article helps fix an issue where you can't find the Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
Applies to: Windows 10 – all editions, Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number: 2777200
You're trying to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter, but are unable to find it.
The Microsoft Loopback Adapter was renamed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The new name is "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".
When using the Add Hardware Wizard to manually add a network adapter, choose Manufacturer "Microsoft" and choose network adapter "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".
If you need assistance from Microsoft support, we recommend you collect the information by following the steps mentioned in Gather information by using TSSv2 for deployment-related issues.