Re: Networking - reduced mode
Oooh. Now this one is interesting. No, I got nothin'. But I'm damned
I can tell you that I sort of tested this at home -- by accident. My cable
Internet was down almost 24 hours. My two Vista Business RTM machines were
connected via wireless to the WRT54G and didn't seem to experience any
behavioral issues -- other than not being able to see the Internet. Don't
know if 24 hours is long enough to see the problem you're reporting, though.
I have the experience improvement stuff turned on in Vista and in Office 2007
and every autoupdate there is turned on just for giggles. I would expect at
least a little impact from all of that, but didn't see anything.
"Diamontina Cocktail" wrote:
> "Bruce Sanderson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > 1. check that the computer is "Activated" or not - Start, right click
> > Computer, Properties. "Automatic activation" takes place about 3 days
> > after the initial installation, not immediately after installation. The
> > "grace period" between installation and mandatory activation (reduced
> > functionality mode) is 30 days.
> It had been activated for some time.
> > 2. was Vista installed using Volume License Media? I
> No. Individual work machine this one. Corporate HQ but a stand alone for
> different purposes that has been registered, has Vista on it and so far as I
> know, should work without interference as XP does in this same situation. It
> doesnt, though. It has the same properties as a Vista in reduced mode has.
> Therefore, I assume it to be that. Cant even start one of the darned
> Microsoft supplied (with Vista) games. Cant do anything. Allow the router to
> let the machine contact internet and all comes back just fine. This is
> leading to major problems for what we want to do and added to that, in my
> own private time I like to host LAN parties at my home on occasion where we
> hook to my router. Some of the people drop their LAN party machines off a
> week or more before the event. I do the honours and hook them all up and
> make sure all is OK. However, I dont allow them access to Internet through
> my router at home. Is this same thing that is happening at work going to
> happen to the Vista machines at my home LAN parties? This really is a
> nightmare so far.