Network Connections stumper

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Brandon Taylor, May 2, 2009.

  1. I have a dial-up networking connection already set up on my Windows Vista
    Home Basic machine, which is equipped with Service Pack 1. Yet, when I log
    on as one particular user, and then click Start > Connect To, my dial-up
    networking connection does not appear, and the "Connect to a network" window
    says "Windows can't find any networks" when I am not connected, or "Windows
    cannot find any additional networks" when I am connected.

    At the same time, I find on my desktop a folder named "_hiddenPbk", which,
    when I open it, contains a file called "rasphone.pbk". I have just found out
    that this folder, as well as the file associated with it, belongs in the
    folder called "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk". I copied the
    "_hiddenPbk" folder from my desktop to this folder and restarted my machine,
    but the effort turns out to be for naught: My dial-up connection still does
    not appear in the "Connect to a network" window.

    This quandary is user-wide only, meaning that this predicament only happens
    when I log on to my Windows Vista machine as user "X" but not as user "Y" or
    "Z" or any other user. What's the issue here?

    I would appreciate any help you can provide in this matter. Thank you.

    Brandon Taylor
     
    Brandon Taylor, May 2, 2009
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  2. It could a 3rd party software or group policy. This post may help.
    Vista VPN disappear
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    www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=3795


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    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), May 2, 2009
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  3. The information you have just provided did absolutely nothing for my problem.

    I require additional information as soon as possible.

    Thank you.
     
    Brandon Taylor, Jun 7, 2009
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  4. Brandon Taylor

    Sinner Guest

    It sounds like user"X" has become corrupted, and may have to be deleted.
    Beyond that, I cannot help. The concept of multiple users on one machine is
    foreign to me. One machine=one user!
     
    Sinner, Jun 7, 2009
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  5. Brandon Taylor

    Malke Guest

    You "require"?!! This is a newsgroup and the people who try to help you are
    all volunteers. If you require immediate information and a resolution, call
    a computer tech to come on-site. Of course this won't be free but you will
    get your immediate requirement fulfilled. I don't recommend using a
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Jun 7, 2009
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  6. Brandon Taylor

    Charlie Tame Guest

    Brandon

    There's probably nobody here who can give a perfect answer since we are
    all volunteering our personal experiences and dial up problems can be
    difficult because less people use it these days.

    Seems to that you have a "User" problem rather than a dial up problem
    though, can you recall if that user was set up before the dial up was,
    or was he/she set up at the same time as the others?

    I had one machine recently where everything looked fine until the owner
    told me she had "Changed" some user names. I found that by deleting
    those users and recreating them her problems went away. I would try
    setting up a fake user and see if that works, if it does consider
    removing "x" or whatever and restart and recreate him. Yes I do realize
    that some user data may be lost but Vista seems to dislike identity
    "Changes".
     
    Charlie Tame, Jun 7, 2009
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