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Networking connections

Can someone help me out? I have several workstations that are exhibiting the following issues:

right click on "My Network Places"...click properties
in the Network Connections window...it is blank...no icons

The workstations are working fine on the network but I am unable to administer these workstations. I have checked the "Services" and the Network Connections service is set to Manual...when I try to start it, it fails with a Error 1053, service did not start in a timely manner. I set it to automatic and rebooted...still no icons.

The workstation I am talking about here is a Windows 2000 sp4 workstation. I have other Win2000 workstations with the same issue as well as WinXP workstations.

Can someone shed some light on the matter?
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Networking connections

What version of the Novell Client?
There was an older security update to nwspool.dll that affected some
browsing.

Do you know what changed or otherwise traced to help isolate?

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Tony Pedretti
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Networking connections

4.91 sp2 & 4.91 sp3 not sure what or when changes occurred. tried to re-install Simple TCP/IP services but it fails saying cannot find registry entry...something to that affect.
will not let me start the COM+Event System either.
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Re: Networking connections

Simple TCP/IP services?

How can I configure TCP/IP settings from the Command Prompt?
http://www.petri.co.il/configure_tcp_ip_from_cmd.htm

How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

How to determine and recover from Winsock2 corruption
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259

Lets gather some more details about your environment...

What protocols are bound to the client?
Any additional components of the client installed?

Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?

Windows running the latest SP and updates?

Security or any other driver-based software like AV or VPN installed and
running?

I've used these utilities in the past to help troubleshoot and they can
tell you wonders about what is really going on with Windows.
Particuarly the Enable Boot Logging function under Options in Process
Monitor.

AutoRuns, Process Monitor, Process Explorer, LoadOrder, TCPView, and TDImon
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

DriverView and ServiWin
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/

System Information for Windows
http://www.gtopala.com/index.html

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Tony Pedretti
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Networking connections

First of all...we're working with Win2000 workstations.

What protocols are bound to the client?
TCP/IP only

Any additional components of the client installed?
ZEN for desktops 7 sp1 no other components


Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?
Fresh install from scratch.

Windows running the latest SP and updates?
yes running updates Win2000 sp4

Security or any other driver-based software like AV or VPN installed and
running?
Using McAfee 4.5.1 sp1

I've used these utilities in the past to help troubleshoot and they can
tell you wonders about what is really going on with Windows.
Particuarly the Enable Boot Logging function under Options in Process
Monitor.

AutoRuns, Process Monitor, Process Explorer, LoadOrder, TCPView, and TDImon
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

DriverView and ServiWin
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/

System Information for Windows
http://www.gtopala.com/index.html

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Tony Pedretti

Thanks for all the info
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