15. April 2013 13:13 by Rick Glos
In attempting to install some VPN software to connect to a client I received a ambiguous message from the installer.
Unable to manage networking component. Operating system corruption bay be preventing installation.
Some googling turned up a good post about Windows 7 being limited to 14 network filter drivers but is set by default to only 8 (post) along with a link to technet forums (post).
Although the post was on Cisco forums, and I was installing some SonicWALL software, I assumed SonicWALL was just a re-branding of the Cisco installer. In addition I have a number of what I think would be ‘network filter driver’ software like Windows Virtual PC’s, VirtualBox, Network Monitor, and other client VPN connection tools.
To increase the network filters to allow the software into install, modify your registry key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\MaxNumFilters and change the value from 8 to 14.
This did not require a reboot.