I’ve been working with client to try to identify why we sometime log onto the UVM wifi network successfully before workstation logon, but frequently this fails and drive mappings are not performed successfully.
In consulting with a colleague, he suggested that it could be a race condition between the network authorizing the connection and the Windows system DHCP Client behavior.
In looking for details of the dhcp process on a Windows Vista client, I found a couple useful resources:
TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows
PDF book discussing TCP/IP protocols and services, and their configuration. Over 500 virtual pages.
Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team blog: DHCP Client Behavior
Now this is good detail! I have to review this blog in more detail.