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Windows 7: Very aggravating net config in win7 / vista

DOES NOT APPLY - i live on one network only and never change 0 0%
NO BIGGIE - i'm on a couple networks - it knows them 1 50.00%
PAIN IN THE NECK - but will live with it - what choice is there? 0 0%
HATE THIS - send those programmers to bed without supper 1 50.00%
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06 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 rtm 8/24/09
Very aggravating net config in win7 / vista

I am a network engineer

I move from location to location several times a day and have to change my network address and settings as many as 20 times in the course of a normal work day

I have been using MS OS since DOS 1.2 and know what i'm doing.

I use MS OS because all the lemmings use it and i need to have practical experience with it.

I was hoping it would change in 7, but i've just installed the RTM version and alas no reprieve:

since vista, the amount of time i spend changing from network to network is REDICULOUS!
  • clicky pointy clicky pointy clicky pointy TYPE IP, MASK, GATEWAY, DNS
  • wait (minutes) for @#*@(&#(*&@(*# identifying network wizard to run
  • clicky pointy clicky pointy SET NETWORK AS PRIVATE
  • wait for private settings to take effect
  • finally i can get back to work -
unless ...

when changing networks as frequently as i do, the network identification frequently fails in a variety of ways
  • - set private, click ok, clicks accepted, but network still set at public
  • - set again, sometimes okay - but often a reboot is required GARBAGE!!!
  • - cannot set as private, greyed out
  • - etc, etc
THIS IS A GIGANTIC TIME WASTER and I BILL ONLY FOR MY TIME - this is tantamount to a novice user tax on the skilled

MS - good work for the unskilled/uninformed users
MS - GIVE THE IT COMMUNITY the ability to turn it off so we can JUST GET TO WORK. I want xp like experience - set ip, select OK, just get to work!!!

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