Windows 2003 SBS network with 3 Win XP clients. Symantec AV v10 deployed to all clients. (the other two clients are perfectly fine btw). Server acting as router via two NICs, DSL modem going in/out of NIC 1 and NIC 2 going in/out to a Netgear gigabit switch.
One of the clients fails to connect to the network. This computer has two NICs also, one 10/100 and one PCI gigabit.
What Ive done:
Switched out patch cable trying both NICs and same problem.
No IP address/DNS/gateway etc. (not even 0.0.0.0). Tried to repair the connection and getting Failed to Query TCP/IP Settings of the Connection.
Tried to manually renew via ipconfig and get this:
Windows IP Configuration
An Internal error occured: The request is not supported.
Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
Additional information: Unable to query host name.
Thinking it may be Symantec, I uninstalled the client. No change. Researched and researched& performed the Winsockfix.exe and nothing changed. Booted into safe mode, deleted the Winsock and Winsock2 registry keys, rebooted and no change.
I tried reinstalling the TCP/IP protocol via C:\windows\inf and again, no change. I modified the nettcpip.inf file to allow to actually uninstall and did so. Reinstalled TCP/IP and no change.
Anybody have any other ideas other than reinstalling the OS?
Sorry, hope this makes sense as I'm writing this WAY too quickly. Thanks!