Solved

Possible XP Home Networking Problem.

Posted on 2007-03-27
3
233 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I am evaluating new management software for my office.  Two of the vendors will not allow their software to run on Windows XP Home.  The will only allow it to load on XP Pro.  They say that XP Home is subject to random network connection disconnects and has "other" networking problems.  Is this correct and if so can anyone explain in more detail how to duplicate this problem?
0
Comment
Question by:terider
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Run5k
ID: 18799202
Well, the bottom line is that WinXP Home isn't really designed to be utilized in a network environment.  It can't take advantage of "Offline Files & Folders," Remote Desktop, etc.

Take a look at some of the major differences between WinXP Home and Pro here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:terider
ID: 18801617
I have seen that link but I need to know if XP Home is any more succeptable to network interruptions than XP Pro.  I am using both systems and have not noticed any difference in the mapped network drives behavior.  However, two of the vendors I am considering using say XP Home has connection interruption problems and are insisting that I update all machines to XP Pro to prevent this even though I am not having problems.  I would like documented proof that they either are correct or are wanting to put me through unnecessary upgrading for me to be able to use their product.
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Run5k earned 500 total points
ID: 18801859
Interesting.  It's possible that they are referring to problems that are somewhat similar to this scenario.  It's a relatively common problem on a Windows domain:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297684
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question