[wpkg-users] WPKG cannot reach Samba at boot-up (was Re: Where is WPKG client config stored?) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Michael Chinn m.chinn at gbrmpa.gov.au
Wed May 23 01:04:45 CEST 2007

Would it be worthwhile changing the wpkg service to a script that tries 
to access the share or port 139 on the server every 5 seconds before 
launching wpkg. You could even put in place detection of dialup and 
abort wpkg at this point.

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Tomasz Chmielewski wrote, On 23/05/2007 06:07:
> Dave Ewart schrieb:
>> On Monday, 21.05.2007 at 19:03 +0100, Dave Ewart wrote:
>>> On Monday, 21.05.2007 at 12:02 -0500, Adam Williams wrote:
>>>> Is the erroring PC using a wireless NIC?  I've found that wireless
>>>> NICs don't start their software and connect to the wireless
>>>> connection until a few seconds after the login screen comes up (or
>>>> after the start menu loads if not in a domain), however in both
>>>> cases, WPKG service has already ran and errored out since there
>>>> wasn't a network connection yet.
>>> No, all the PCs I mention use wired NICs.  In fact, the PC hardware is
>>> all pretty similar, really; different, but very similar.
>> Working on this basis, though, I was wondering if there was any way to
>> make WPKG launch later in the boot process.  I even tried hacking the
>> registry to make "WPKG Service" dependent on some other services such as
>> TCP/IP and NetBIOS, to see if that made a difference, but no luck.
>> I am assuming that the problem I'm seeing is essentially a race
>> condition at boot-up and WPKG sometimes loses :-(
> Hi,
> I could add it to the TODO list (delay startup of WPKG service) - but: 
> how should we handle the so called "delayed logon" in that case (user 
> not allowed to logon when WPKG client operate, for 10 or 15 minutes or so)?
> Somehow I feel, these two exclude each other?
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