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My network places disappears

We are using Novell 6 with SP5 and Zen 4.1
We are using XP pro with sp2 on our workstations. We just add the SP2 last summer. After
putting the SP2 on I started running into computers that could not find the tree so I would go
into my network places and change the IP address so it would be done by DHCP and the
computer would than log on I could than go back in and put in the stadic address which is on a
different subnet from the server and the computer would work fine than. This lead to my next
problem. I have come across about 5 different workstations that when I checked the network
places it was blank and I would get a windows error message about not being able to load a null
file...... I would have to reload windows to correct problem. The thing is that the problem
comes back. I have one laptop that I have reloaded 3 times and each time something by the time
I load novell and zen4 and all other software the problem is right back.... The last reload it work
fine until I tried to log in and the wireless card was to far from the Access point and I thought
that was what caused the no tree message but I move well with in range of the AP and I still
couldn't do it so I than check My network places and sure enough it was blank........

Dave
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Re: My network places disappears

This seems to be more workstation related rather than that of servers
.... suggest you report to the Client32 newsgroup instead.

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Peter
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Re: My network places disappears

dwinem@leeca.org wrote:

> We are using Novell 6 with SP5 and Zen 4.1
> We are using XP pro with sp2 on our workstations. We just add the
> SP2 last summer. After putting the SP2 on I started running into
> computers that could not find the tree so I would go into my network
> places and change the IP address so it would be done by DHCP and the
> computer would than log on I could than go back in and put in the
> stadic address which is on a different subnet from the server and the
> computer would work fine than. This lead to my next problem. I
> have come across about 5 different workstations that when I checked
> the network places it was blank and I would get a windows error
> message about not being able to load a null file...... I would have
> to reload windows to correct problem. The thing is that the problem
> comes back. I have one laptop that I have reloaded 3 times and each
> time something by the time I load novell and zen4 and all other
> software the problem is right back.... The last reload it work fine
> until I tried to log in and the wireless card was to far from the
> Access point and I thought that was what caused the no tree message
> but I move well with in range of the AP and I still couldn't do it so
> I than check My network places and sure enough it was blank........


I presume that you switched off the rather annoying Windows Firewall ?

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Cheers,
Edward
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Re: My network places disappears

> dwinem@leeca.org wrote:
>
> > We are using Novell 6 with SP5 and Zen 4.1
> > We are using XP pro with sp2 on our workstations. We just add the
> > SP2 last summer. After putting the SP2 on I started running into
> > computers that could not find the tree so I would go into my network
> > places and change the IP address so it would be done by DHCP and the
> > computer would than log on I could than go back in and put in the
> > stadic address which is on a different subnet from the server and the
> > computer would work fine than. This lead to my next problem. I
> > have come across about 5 different workstations that when I checked
> > the network places it was blank and I would get a windows error
> > message about not being able to load a null file...... I would have
> > to reload windows to correct problem. The thing is that the problem
> > comes back. I have one laptop that I have reloaded 3 times and each
> > time something by the time I load novell and zen4 and all other
> > software the problem is right back.... The last reload it work fine
> > until I tried to log in and the wireless card was to far from the
> > Access point and I thought that was what caused the no tree message
> > but I move well with in range of the AP and I still couldn't do it so
> > I than check My network places and sure enough it was blank........

>
> I presume that you switched off the rather annoying Windows Firewall ?
>

Yes that is the one of the first things I do after adding the SP2.... I have had to reload the laptop
I am working on for the 4th time. This time I have left off the SP2 and am going to see if things
continue to work.....
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> Cheers,
> Edward


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