I have two NIC ports(port1 & port2) in my windows machine. I want to enable internet connection sharing option on port1 through any script (either c# or batch is preferred). I have googled and able to get only how to start the ICS service but not to enable that option. I have given an image for reference.

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    On earlier OS, we had a batch method netsh routing but this no longer works in W7. Have a look at this powershell snip and see if it can help. Otherwise, I bet somewhere at stackoverflow is a C# example.

    # Register the HNetCfg library (once)regsvr32 hnetcfg.dll# Create a NetSharingManager object$m=New-Object -ComObject HNetCfg.HNetShare# List connections$m.EnumEveryConnection |% { $m.NetConnectionProps.Invoke($_) }# Find connection$c=$m.EnumEveryConnection |? { $m.NetConnectionProps.Invoke($_).Name -eq "Ethernet" }# Get sharing configuration$config=$m.INetSharingConfigurationForINetConnection.Invoke($c)# See if sharing is enabledWrite-Output $config.SharingEnabled# See the role of connection in sharing# 0 - public, 1 - private# Only meaningful if SharingEnabled is TrueWrite-Output $config.SharingType# Enable sharing (0 - public, 1 - private)$config.EnableSharing(0)# Disable sharing$config.DisableSharing()


    How to enable Internet Connection Sharing using command line?

    • not wokring on win8.1– MirodilApr 14 '16 at 3:52

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