Make sure the network type is domain. This search result may help,
Vista Network typeAfter a computer running Windows Vista joins an Active Directory domain, it automatically configures the existing network for the Domain location type. ... http://www.howtonetworking.com/vista/networktype.htm
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"DougT" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
I have a new Vista computer on our corporate network that connects to
the internet via a gateway system and proxy server. I have setup the
computer just like we usually do with XP systems to communicate with
the internet over our internal LAN (setting the IP address, gateway,
name servers, and proxy settings).
This vista system communicates with the internet as expected. The
problem is that Vista under the "Network and Sharing Center" has a red
"X" between the network and Internet and it says the access in for
"local only". I have some software that wants to register via the
internet and cannot because Vista says it is not connected even when
it is. How can I make Vista recognize that it has internet access so
these programs can finish their registration?
Details: The vista system has a fixed IP on our LAN and all parameters
were entered by had (we have no DHCP services internally).