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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2276930

Windows Vista Client releases its DHCP Lease during reboot unexpectedly

If you reboot a Windows Vista DHCP Client during a timeframe when the DHCP Server is unavailable, the client will configure its IP address to, even thougth you have set the registry value DontPingGateway to 1 as decribed in KB958336.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2276930.

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