> Thank you, Malke, for your response.
> I reread my last response and see how it sounds naive. Of course, I
> don't need to take my laptop home to login locally. I said that as it
> indirectly refers to the root of my issue -- when I take my laptop
> home, I cannot connect to the internet. I cannot run Diagnostic
> Policy Service to investigate why. (I don't take it off the domain at
> home, by the way).
> I logged in locally as a member of the Administrators group and ran
> services.msc "as administrator", but still receive the same access
> error. If the resolution requires a Domain Administrator intervention,
> what exactly do I ask him to configure so that I have appropriate
> permissions to troubleshoot why I cannot connect to the internet from
> home? (No problem with my XP laptop, incidently). Is there a setting
> in the local security policy that can enable local administrators to
> have access to starting and stopping any service -- as well as access
> to change any security policy?
Thanks for the very good explanation, Greg and also thanks for understanding
that I wasn't trying to insult you.
I think that rather than chase after that Group Policy error at this point,
I'd take a look at your network setup at home such as:
1. How do you connect to the Internet?
2. With what hardware?
3. Wired or wireless?
Some modems and routers aren't really compatible with Vista; some need to
have firmware updated and some can only be replaced.
Perhaps your IT Dept. has your wireless set up so you can't connect to your
home wireless network (I'm just guessing at this point, throwing out
Perhaps the problem is that the domain-member laptop is only looking to get
its IP/DNS from the domain server and needs to either have the Alternate
Configuration set up or third-party multi-network management software
See where I'm going with this?
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