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    Can't renew ip address insufficient access?

    Criminy but Microsoft teaches you oddball things.

    Anyone ever run across this before?

    I'm trying to help someone over the phone on an XP Home system. When they try to do an ipconfig /release or renew they get the following message:

    Unexpected network failure or insufficient access or access is denied

    They don't seem to have permission to use DHCP? How do I resolve this? Any Ideas?

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    you need admin rights to renew an ip address from the cmd line.
    get her to right click the connection and choose repair - does the same thing but does not need admin rights.

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    I wasn't clear enough. My fault.

    This is an XP Home system and she has Administrative rights.
    Further, we have done the "Repair" connection and the problem persists.

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    Could be the DHCP server rejecting the host/NIC - maybe.

    Quick way to test her permissions would be to manually start/stop the DHCP client in Services. XP Home permissions are a little whacky in my experience.

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    Have you tried the winsock fix for XP bouncer? Just an idea, ive seen the tcp/ip stack do some funky things in XP (especially home edition) and it has fixed most of them for me. If you dont know what im talking about, I'd be happy to send it to you.

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