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By tacrain ·
I have a user that is running W2K on his laptop and he travels alot. He came to my location recently from another location that is running a Novell 4.12 shop. I am running an NT 4.0 shop with multiple domains. The migration/integration of the two different locations has not been seemless, nor is it complete and I don't know when the "gurus" will resolve this. His novell login has access to the same exchange servers and the NT login.. Is it possible to setup dual profiles or dual LAN connectionsand simply enable and disable and if it is possible, How?? Thanks

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by switz In reply to Dual Network profiles.

I don't think you can do it in W2k but for sure XP Pro has it built in as I am using it. This is a very cool feature. In XP, open the network connection, right click it and go to properties. Highlight Internet Protocol TCP/Ip and go to properties. At the top, you will see the tab "Alternate Configuration." Click this tab and enter the secondary information. What is cool about this is XP automatically looks for the primary connection. If it can't find it, it rolls over to the Alternate connection. Very seamless. Hope this helps.

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by tacrain In reply to Dual Network profiles.

That's pretty much my conclusion, just hoping someone had found a work-around. Thanks

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by quintar51 In reply to Dual Network profiles.

You can also setup 2 different hardware profiles on the laptop. This will allow the user to select a profile from a menu while he's booting up.

What you need to do is once this user is logged in at one of the locations, right-click on My Computer, properties, Hardware, Hardware Profiles.
Copy the existing profile and rename it to the other location. You can also name the 'original' to the present location client is logged into at the time.

Once you have the 'present' location configured correctly, ie. NT4.0 shop, then when he's at the Novell shop, have him boot into the other hardware profile and configure it accordingly for the novell shop.

After that, he can just select what location he's in and the appropriate LAN settingswill be applied.

Here's a link from MS for more information:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308577

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by quintar51 In reply to Dual Network profiles.

sorry, the link I provided is how to setup hardware profiles in XP.

here's the one for Win 2000.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/professional/help/hardware_profiles_overview.htm

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by tacrain In reply to Dual Network profiles.

The link doesn't work and 2000 is so dynamic that it changes the network settings to the last settings you set regardless of which profile you log into. I setup many profiles trying to simply log in static on one profile and dhcp on the other and it doesn't let you do that but thanks. Try it.

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