My XP Netbooks dont want to work for me at the moment.
I was having trouble getting the wireless to work so had a look and it was warning me that the cert hadnt been downloaded.
I did an RSOP and there seems to be an error with it downloading any sort of GPO. Its getting the errorI've removed the machine im testing from AD and put it back just incase it was because they'd dropped of the network. It can ping my DC via name and IP.Group Policy infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted
Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other GP components processed their policy.....
We should just merge this with the other thread so it gets more traffic :
Do the laptops have 1GB network cards? That message indicates that it gets sick of waiting on the network, gives up on trying to resolve the DC ip address and the problem occurs. You should make sure that the machines are applying the wireless policy under machine settings rather than user so that the network can connect sooner. Make sure you don't have any extra WLAN control software on there (just Windows)
Connect the netbooks to the wired infrastructure and give them a GPUPdate to see if they pick up the certs from there, if not there is a reg tweak
How to disable the Media Sensing feature for TCP/IP in Windows
There is also a tweak somewhere that will force the machine to wait for wireless to connect before doing anything, you'd want to test that one first though. I'll see if I can dig it out.
Little-Miss (10th September 2012)
try this reg file on ONE of them best guess is that they are giving up waiting for the network before its been found
(copy and paste into notepad save with a .reg extension)
Code:Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] "GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue"=dword:0000003c
Right, ive tried the above. No joy...
Why has this happened? Whats changed? These netbooks were moved over to Hogwarts when we had the fire, setup on the wireless over there, then both the wireless and netbooks came back here. Everything else is fine, including another trolley i have setup.
Part of me wonders whether to just stick Win 7 on em anyway...
Little-Miss - The certs could have expired and not been renewed, I seem to remember reading on here ages ago that XP had a habit of not renewing them over wireless for at least some setups. Windows 7 is way better at handling wireless, at least from a stability point of view. Not sure about its cert handling though.
Little-Miss (11th September 2012)
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