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I need to campus-wide disable the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy / SCCM / or any other means of centralized management, because I've written my own LLDP broadcast service I plan on using instead of the crippled MS implementation.

I tried googling but wasn't able to come up with a working solution.

Ethernet Properties Window

EDIT: I took two registry snapshots and compared them, the three keys that change when the checkbox is toggled are located under

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsLldp\Linkage

The keys are Bind / Route / Export

The problem is when these keys are deleted / emptied, the checkbox turns itself back on.

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  • I'm curious to know what's so bad about the MS LLDP service? Some time ago I wanted LLDP for Windows 7 and found this: hanewin.net/lldp-e.htm it's not really shareware, it runs for a number of days before the evaluation expires.
    – Paul M
    May 22 '15 at 13:08
  • there's nothing bad as such. the problem is that you can't configure what information the LLDP Data Units (LLDPDUs) should contain. I found that we need more than what Microsoft provides out of the box (such as the current IP, or probably the user who's currently logged on), so I wrote my own implementation of the LLDP protocol.
    – lightxx
    May 22 '15 at 13:16
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Alright.

I just deleted the entire

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsLldp\

key and while that turned the check box on again, Windows actually stops sending LLDP PDUs (confirmed that using Wireshark)

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