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Need to get IP faster from dhcp via wireless network for login scriptto run

Posted on 2005-04-27
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a XP SP2 laptop that uses a Linksys WIreless G card. The user is supposed to get a "login" script from the domain when he logs in at the office, which in turn maps drives and sets network time...

What is happeneing is that he is not getting an IIP fast enough via his wireless card and he logs in without authenticating to the domain...and the login script does not run...He has to log in 2 more times (usuallly) to get the script to run...How can I speed up his IP address assignment or what are my options?

I figured that I could give him an internal address as an alternate...so that if he does not get an IP... then he gets an internal one ... but I think that the time it takes to get an IP he has already logged into his laptop thinking he is in the domain... I am without a real solution...
Question by:SJConsulting
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bmquintas earned 2000 total points
ID: 13876759
you can assign a option via GPO:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\ Always wait
for the network at computer startup and logon

Author Comment

ID: 13876850
Just to clarify, is this something that I would do on the laptop "group policy" and not on the domain "group policy"...?

If so, what if this user is some place that has no iternet connection? How will this impact his laptop?

Expert Comment

ID: 13877035
It should be at domain level, not sure how it works at local policy, i can try it in the lab tonight (4pm here), and give you some feedback.

BTW are you using the card software or windows to manage the connection?
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Author Comment

ID: 13877274
First, I am using Windows to manage the wireless connections...Now for three loaded question...

1. How will this work if the user has no internet (LAN) connection?
2. User is on the road at the airport or in a train..will the user be able to log into the laptop, using his domain info?
3. If he were to log into the laptop and not the domain, would that policy be in effect?

Author Comment

ID: 13877693
Thanks for the links. The user has already been upgraded to SP2 and this still is going on..Not sure where to take this from here.

Is there a way to see if a group policy has been set/implemented? I made the change you suggested...I will wait a day and see if this helps...

Expert Comment

ID: 13877819
i don't know what is the refresh interval for your gp(default 5m Dc's, 90m domain users) so you should:
gpupdate /force from the workstation.

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