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#1 Jim.Fellows

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 05:54 PM

I am about to order 3 new PCs with XP Pro loaded. Should I expect any problems when connecting to my office network which has a Windows NT 4.0 server ?

#2 DosFreak

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 07:01 PM

IIRC, there may be a bug with read/write speed to NT4 Server's. I migght be thinking of something else tho. Other than that everything's fine!

#3 Jerry Atrik

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 07:36 PM

make sure and turn off the dns client service in the xp boxes.

#4 Admiral LSD

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 07:43 PM

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make sure and turn off the dns client service in the xp boxes.


Don't you, uh, kinda need that for the Internet?

#5 adamvjackson

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 08:02 PM

Actaully it will depend on if the domain is running static IPs or dynamic, correct?

#6 clutch

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 08:16 PM

That's DHCP client, not DNS client. DNS is for name resolution, and yes you're gonna need it.

#7 adamvjackson

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Posted 12 November 2002 - 09:57 PM

It look like I am going to have to start drinking more coffee, earlier, so I can fully pay attention to what I am reading...

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#8 Jerry Atrik

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Posted 13 November 2002 - 01:10 AM

there is a problem with nt server and xp clients where the xp dns client get stuck in a loop even to the point of stalling the computer a little.

so i killed the dns client on the xp boxes and the whole network is working better because the xp boxes arent flooding the dns servers.

xp clients do not need the dns client service active. set it to manual

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Posted 13 November 2002 - 01:30 AM

I was going by the definition of DNS client here:

http://www.microsoft...cs/win2ksvc.asp

But if it works for you without it, then cool. I wouldn't disable it (nor many of the services) myself though. Just never had the need.

#10 duhmez

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Posted 18 November 2002 - 04:00 AM

Homeboy needs dns client for internet.

#11 Jerry Atrik

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Posted 18 November 2002 - 04:31 AM

thats odd
my dns client is off right now
maybe im not really here
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Posted 18 November 2002 - 06:16 PM

Have you actually disabled them completely? It could be that it is still running and not reporting it properly. Setting it to manual still allows the service to be launched.

#13 Jerry Atrik

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Posted 19 November 2002 - 02:25 AM

good point
i just disabled and rebooted
still seems ok

ill disable at home and see if there is a difference there.




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