missing network icons



Harry Poorman
07-10-2005, 02:14 AM
After installing windows XP SP2 on several different and varied equipment,
the network icons including dialup, lan, and wireless connections disappear.
Everything seems to function but I have no way of changing ip addresses.
This has happend on Dell Laptops, Sony Laptops, Dell and Gateway desktops.
I have gone through all the info on the kb article 825826 with no luck.
As a side note, on all machines that this happens too, it seems that the
"Search" functions quits working as well. You can click on it and the
window just disappears.
What is really baffling is this doesn't always seem to occur right away.
Sometimes you can install the sp and it's fine for a while but then,
possible after some other automatic updated, eveything is gone.
I have been unistalling sp2 but now I am getting machines right from the
manufacture with sp2 already on and now way of removing it.
Also, this seems to be the case on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 as I have
expirienced the exact same simptoms.

stokie
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Not sure what you mean disapper. If your talking about your desktop icons
like network places on your desktop then change your desktop to classic view.
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Curtis


"Harry Poorman" wrote:

> After installing windows XP SP2 on several different and varied equipment,
> the network icons including dialup, lan, and wireless connections disappear.
> Everything seems to function but I have no way of changing ip addresses.
> This has happend on Dell Laptops, Sony Laptops, Dell and Gateway desktops.
> I have gone through all the info on the kb article 825826 with no luck.
> As a side note, on all machines that this happens too, it seems that the
> "Search" functions quits working as well. You can click on it and the
> window just disappears.
> What is really baffling is this doesn't always seem to occur right away.
> Sometimes you can install the sp and it's fine for a while but then,
> possible after some other automatic updated, eveything is gone.
> I have been unistalling sp2 but now I am getting machines right from the
> manufacture with sp2 already on and now way of removing it.
> Also, this seems to be the case on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 as I have
> expirienced the exact same simptoms.
>
>
>

frankmel
07-10-2005, 02:21 AM
Hi.
I have the same problem, have been contacted MS and they are now
looking into the problem. Do you use SUS for client updates??
When I remove the computer from the domain, the problem dissepear.
I think this is a GroupPolicy problem......

Regards Frank

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jdargie3
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
I'm having the same problem. I have 1 W2k3 server that loses the
Network Connection icons after installing SP1 and I can only ping the
local server...nothing else. If I remove SP1 it works fine again. Have
yopu found an answer yet?

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missing network icons