Hi,

I am experiencing the 5 minute delay with several W2k and XP with Client
32 4.9.anything when doing "Workstation Only" logins on laptops (
including mine I am using right now - grrr! ). I noticed a couple things:

(1) problem only appears when my wifi adapter is enabled ( and even when
hard wired to the corporate LAN or when the wifi itself is attached to
the corporate WLAN ). Sio its not an issues of not being able to get
to the ZCM server, do DNS, etc... all that works because the C32 login
happens prior to the 5 minute wait - and it would not if there were a
comms issue.

(2) For me, toggling wifi off just prior to the Windows login bypasses
the 5 minute wait.

(3) If I turn on wifi 2 seconds after logging in, everything proceeds
normally - AND - the agent wakes up, burrows through my local wifi net
and the internet, and connects to the ZCM server, applies policies, does
remote control, etc. based on the creds maintained en CASA.

So what is this 5 minute wait??? Well I waited out the 5 minutes and
CTRL-ALT-DEL to get to the process list and sorted by CPU time elapsed (
not percent ). Guess what, there was 5:02 ( Hmmm! ) of CPU time
accumulated for... drum roll please... S24EVMon.exe. That's the
Intel wifi system tray gizmo.

Now I have OTHER similarly configured laptops ( same everything, mostly
) that have no issues except perhaps an added 10-20 seconds for login
after the agent is installed. The difference is that I have a
pre-login wifi profile. For the Intel NIC, this means installing their
SSO piece. My suspicion is that Zen hooks the SSO stuff in the same
way as the Intel wifi SSO junk does. Then the Zen piece waits for the
network to be available. But this holds up / confuses the Intel SSO
chunk. So you have a deadly embrace. Eventually the Zen piece times
out, clearing the way for the WiFi piece to init properly. Without the
NIC enabled, the former is unnecessary, so the Zen piece inits cleanly.

I have also seen the same with the Intel GigE NIC doing .1x auth using
the similar Intel SSO piece for the wired LAN.

-- Bob

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Robert Charles Mahar
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-- Bob

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Robert Charles Mahar
Traffic Shaping Engine for NetWare
http://www.TrafficShaper.com
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