Yes please keep it up. I feel we into what is happening here. This will help others if we can nail down the steps to get recalcitrant PCs working.
So far we know to:
1. Check via ipconfig if the correct ip is assigned
2. If the ip is 169.254.xx.xx The pc has assigned its own ip which we don’t want
We might know that:
3. We need to go to properties for ipv4 and make sure it is set for automatic in the General settings for IP address and in obtaining a DNS server. In the alternate configuration tab we want to ensure it is set to automatic for private IP address
I have to say the means I had to use to find these settings in 3 were different than what Jeff notes. Windows seems to churn these accesses methods with each release.
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