Here is a quick and dirty way of finding out the binding order of your multi-homed server (meaning a server with multiple NICs or multiple network ports).
On a command prompt run ipconfig. All active connections will be shown in the current binding order. The first entry is the one in the top of the binding order and so and so forth. The ports which are not connected are not shown here.
This is especially useful if you are running server core (without GUI) and quickly want to find out this info.
FYI: How to change the binding order of network adapters (this does not work on Server Core)
- Click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK. You can see the available connections there.
- Click ALT key and then on the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings and then click the Adapters and Bindings tab.
- In the Connections area, select the connection that you want to move higher in the list. Use the arrow buttons to move the connection. As a general rule, the card that talks to the network (domain connectivity, routing to other networks, etc should be at the top of the list.