PC looses connection with SEP 11.0.4202.75
I have a strange one. A PC with Vista 64-bit, SEP 11.0.4202.75.
Seems that about 60% of the time, when in Vista, the PC will boot up fine, but the PC will loose connection to the Internet [network icon with an "X" over it in the system tray]. The NIC has a hardcoded IP address and DNS. THe only way to regain network access is to disable the network portion of SEP temporarily (i.e. Disable Network Threat Protection), disable the NIC, re-enable the NIC, wait for connectivity and then enable the Network threat Protection.
AS I said, it's about 60% of the time. Don't have this issue with a similar system running Win XP SP3. Ideas?
I was thinking of changing the SMC Service to a delayed start in Vista but it won't allow me to do that (either by the SC tool or in the services). Didn't try the registry though - if it allows me.