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Windows 7 workstations and SME

Windows 7 workstations and SME
« on: August 16, 2013, 02:44:28 AM »
Hi All,
I have recently noticed that Win7 workstations aren't able to access the internet if I re-start the SME server after updating.

SME is in server-only mode and provides DHCP to the network.  It looks like Win7 doesn't keep the DHCP info????

Thank you in advance and best to all
bosco

Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 11:24:30 AM »
You need to tell us more about your set-up if you want someone to help.

We can't help you solve your problem if we do not have an accurate and complete  description. :)
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Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 05:49:14 AM »
Hi All,

for anyone who is having the same problem, I have placed a registry fix for windows 7 just copy the text and save to a file with a .reg extension, then import into registry:

########

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters]
"DontPingGateway"=dword:00000001

#######

Best to all
bosco

Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 11:08:46 AM »
Hi All,

for anyone who is having the same problem, I have placed a registry fix for windows 7 just copy the text and save to a file with a .reg extension, then import into registry:

########

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters]
"DontPingGateway"=dword:00000001

#######

Best to all
bosco

I take it your issue is resolved, good news.
If the case, please edit the summary of this topic and add [SOLVED].
Many thanks.
- chris
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Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 03:01:35 PM »
I have recently noticed that Win7 workstations aren't able to access the internet if I re-start the SME server after updating.

SME is in server-only mode and provides DHCP to the network.  It looks like Win7 doesn't keep the DHCP info????

According to Microsoft, that registry key you've found should be relevant to the client being restarted, not the server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958336

However this article suggests that the same rules will apply during DHCP lease renewal.

It sounds to me that this registry hack is something we should always do (IOW, the Microsoft default behaviour is wrong).

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r26915409-DHCP-server-offline-PC-s-lose-IP-how-to-keep-

Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 11:44:35 PM »
According to Microsoft, that registry key you've found should be relevant to the client being restarted, not the server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958336

However this article suggests that the same rules will apply during DHCP lease renewal.

It sounds to me that this registry hack is something we should always do (IOW, the Microsoft default behaviour is wrong).

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r26915409-DHCP-server-offline-PC-s-lose-IP-how-to-keep-

Good information. This should perhaps be investigated further and documented.  Bosco, would you like to open a  bug in Bugzilla?
Thanks.
- chris
If it does not work out of the box, please fill in a Bug Report @ Bugzilla (http://bugs.contribs.org)  - check: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help .  Thanks.

Re: Windows 7 workstations and SME
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 04:25:26 AM »
Hi all...
Will do and also report back on the reg fix as soon as I can get to the client..
best to all
b