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    nic disabled in xp pro

    my daughter logged onto her machine this evening (Sunday) and to cut a long story short, the nic was disabled. this happened several times at the school where I worked previously and I put it down to a teacher fiddling (we didn't get on).
    the only things I can see in common with the school are the os (xp pro) and the fact that home and school machines connect are not stand alone. has anyone else come across this problem?
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    Re: nic disabled in xp pro

    I had that once, on one machine, a Dell desktop. I assumed that a kid had been messing around. The machine is XP Pro SP2

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    Re: nic disabled in xp pro

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    I had that once, on one machine, a Dell desktop. I assumed that a kid had been messing around. The machine is XP Pro SP2
    It happened on one of the teacher's machines in my new school the other day. She doesn't mess with her machine, and neither does my daughter on her home computer. I wonder if it's SP2?

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    Re: nic disabled in xp pro

    I've seen this with dodgy nic drivers. If they are flakey windows will stop them (they work the same way as services). If they get stopped they get set to disabled until you manually intervene.

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    Re: nic disabled in xp pro

    thanks for that. I was beginning to wonder if I'd rubbed up several staff the wrong way and they were exacting revenge, until it happened to my daughter.

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    Re: nic disabled in xp pro

    Also, why havent you got the teachers unable to make changes to the networking settings i.e. stop them from enabling/disabling network connections?

    I *think* the only thing they can do is see the status page of it - but not 100% [not being at work] but they cant change anything.

    The staff users are almost locked down as much as the pupil users.

    So nice not having any trouble on XP - due to user interference that is

    Also, you might want to look at the properties of the lan card in Device Manager and uncheck the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" [its under the Power Management tab lol]

    Some machines I've seen get their lan cards disabled due to this setting too - probably a combo of driver and system not turning it back on automatically when the system requests use of it again


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