I recently purchased a new, loaded, Dell XPS laptop with Windows Vista
Ultimate. As a systems developer and consultant, I frequently set my laptop
up on a customer's network, expecting to browse those networks, and map
network shares. With Windows Vista, I appears this utility has been taken
I recently downloaded and installed Vista SP-1, and the problem (deficiency)
The only solutions I have found reccomend I should install LLTD on every XP
machine with which I wish to establish network connections. This is
impracticable because the general maintenance of those machines is not within
the scope of my work (nor always my control).
If Microsoft chooses to view this as a problem with XP, then perhaps they
should push the LLTD protocol to existing XP machines via automatic updates.
I view is as a fundamental deficiency with Vista, because it prevents me
from doing things I need to do every day, to make my living.
Please let me know if there are workarounds. I fear that I will have to
revert to Windows XP.
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