[ale] DHCP and M$
jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Wed Feb 25 14:57:06 EST 2004
Many thanks!! The icon at the bottom is the best solution to the current
hitch. I still can't get the Sonicwall VPN to authenticate a user inside
the firewall with the AD server yet. The logon script is not run by the
VPN client as directed. When I run it manually, it gripes about an error.
When I run it automatically from inside the network, it works just fine
and maps drives and printers correctly.
Linux is so much easier..... (except OpenLDAP which is a real monster! If
this is "lightweight" ...)
> Responding to my own message.... :-)
> Another nice feature in the WinXP network configuration window
> is the new "Support" tab under the Status window. It shows
> the current IP address/mask/gw and whether it's static or DHCP.
> It also has the same Repair button mentioned below to release
> and renew the DHCP lease. And, if you click on Details, it
> basically shows what you see from ipconfig /all (including
> MAC address, DHCP server address, lease details, etc.), in a
> much more user-friendly format.
> --On Wednesday, February 25, 2004 2:08 PM -0500 Alan Dobkin
> <ALE at omnicomp.org> wrote:
>> Here's a solution for you to try:
>> Since you mentioned WinXP specifically, it has a feature called
>> "Repair" in the network control panel, which is basically the
>> same thing as an ipconfig /release && ipconfig /renew. One
>> difference is that it works for regular (non-admin) users.
>> So, the solution is to enable the checkbox that says "Show
>> icon in notification area when connected" for your network
>> card, which will put the icon in the systray. Then your
>> users can simply right-click on it and select "Repair".
>> --On Wednesday, February 25, 2004 12:14 PM -0500 James Kinney
>> <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com> wrote:
>>> Sorry to ask this here as it is truly a M$ problem.
>>> WinXP seems to aggressively cache DHCP client settings. So much so
>>> that plugging in a laptop into another network and rebooting will
>>> not reset the ip address. It will keep the original one unless
>>> ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew are run manually.
>>> The problem: User must be a power user or higher to run those
>>> commands. _THESE_ users should never have power user status
>>> Some setup details: The DHCP server that passes the address that
>>> won't go away is set to have lease times of days. For the desktop
>>> machines, this is OK. For the in-and-out laptops, this is a mess.
>>> Could the extra long lease time be adding to the misery?
>>> The more I use M$ servers the more I like pencil and paper.
>>> James P. Kinney III
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