Upon upgrading Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to version 14, 14 MP1 or 14 MP2 and rebooting, in some small cases, the network stack appears broken resulting in no network communications.
The following errors can be found within the teeferInstall.log:
Unbinding symc_teefer2 failed. ret = 00000001
ERROR: pnc->Apply() failed, unable to install firewall drivers: 0x800706be
teefer.sys is missing from C:\Windows\System32\drivers
During removal and installation of the Teefer driver, the function call to INetCfg::Apply() fails. There are two identified possible causes for the failure:
svchost.exe (NetSetupEngine.dll) crashes which results in the INetCfg::Apply() call failing.
Evidence points to Microsoft KB4022715 as being, in part, related.
Removal of this KB has been found to prevent the crash, thus helping to prevent the teefer install issue.
Network adaptor is missing because Teefer2 service is deleted incorrectly by SEP.
Microsoft has released a Windows Update that resolves this issue.