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Error adding Vista client to SBS 2003 - nshelp.exe odd error

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Hello, I have SBS2003 on my server and I am trying to add a new Vista laptop client to my domain. I have performed the following steps:

1. I created a new computer account on the SBS 2003 server.
2. I go to my Vista client computer and I point my browser to http://SERVER/ConnectComputer
3. I click on "Connect to the Network"
4. I get a dialog box on my Vista machine asking me if I want to run nshelp.exe.
5. I click "Run".
6. I get another dialog on my Vista machine asking me if I want to run "Windows Small Business Server 2003 with Service Pa..." (Note that I cannot see the entire name in the dialog box.)
7. I click on "Run", and then I get an Error that says, "Make sure that only one network adapter is enabled and that it is connected to the Small Business Server".

This looks to me to be an odd error. It appears as though the Small Business Server service pack is attemting to run on my Vista client laptop??!! What's going on here?

I've tried a lot of things. Disabling UAC, turning off my Vista firewall, etc.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks.

Greg
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disable Wireless and VPN adapter in Network connections and try again. Also try filtering ports on your firewall, if your firewall supports UnPNP- SBS automatically configures it.
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Wow! Nice call.
I was so thorough on trying solving this problem that, in addition to all of the other things I tried, I actually tried disabling all of my network adapters before I posted this note, but it did not solve the problem. It turns out that you also have to disable your bluetooth driver! That was the solution that worked. Thanks for encouraging me to to try again.

Thanks. Who would have thought that in order to join a Vista laptop to a SBS 2003 domain, you would have to disable your bluetooth driver, which has nothing to do with your joining the network.

Greg
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Wow! Nice call.
I was so thorough on trying solving this problem that, in addition to all of the other things I tried, I actually tried disabling all of my network adapters before I posted this note, but it did not solve the problem. It turns out that you also have to disable your bluetooth driver! That was the solution that worked. Thanks for encouraging me to to try again.

Thanks. Who would have thought that in order to join a Vista laptop to a SBS 2003 domain, you would have to disable your bluetooth driver, which has nothing to do with your joining the network.

Greg
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