01-30-2014 01:51 PM
I've got a Lenovo Tablet2 running Windows 8.1 32-bit (this tablet will not run 64-bit) version that keeps getting the DNS Client service disabled. I can enable it manually and set it to automatic, but every time I reboot it sets back to disabled. I've tried changing the registry but that didn't work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers (Ethernet Dock Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit) - ThinkPad Tablet 2 - gere02ww.exe - released 1/14/14) but that also didn't work. I did discover that if the tablet is not joined to my corporate domain and stays in a 'WorkGroup' the DNS Client will stay set to automatic. The issue is not with my corporate network or group policies, because this is the only device that is having this issue. My thoughts are it is with the Ethernet driver. Please help! I'll give the person that fixes this a buffalo nickel!
02-03-2014 03:28 PM
The tablet is running on the Intel Clover Trail, that will only support 2 Gb of RAM, so there is no reason for installing Win 64 bit..
My personal guess is that your TPT2 is running the Home Edition, not the PRO. The PRO is the only edition that supports Domains, the other edition only supports Workgroups.