Windows Server - "other Network property sheets are already open" in Network Connections, even after reboot!

Asked By Michel Merlin on 17-May-07 12:07 PM
The involved PC has W2KSP4 (Windows 2000 SP4).
In "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections" there are LAN =
connections, e.g. =AB C108 (1 Gbps) =BB, and RTC connections, e.g. =AB =
Orange (56K) =BB.

Now "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > C108 (1 Gbps) =
does open the requested "C108 (1 Gbps) Properties" window, but at the =
same time opens an Error window:
_______________________________________________________
| Local Network
|_______________________________________________________
|
|  i  The controls on this property sheet are disabled
|     because one or more other Network property sheets
|     are already open. To use thse controls, close all
|     these property sheets and then reopen this one.
|
|                         |   OK   |
|_______________________________________________________

which prevents me from accessing those controls.

I check there is no other property sheet open, I reboot and retry at =
once without doing anything else, the same "other Network property =
sheets are already open" error window opens again.

Nearly the same happens with Dial-up Connections:

Properties > Networking"
opens the same error window (even if in that case a 2nd attempt does =
access the requested controls).

Anyone can help find what is doing this and how to fix or work around =
it? TIA,

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200




Michel Merlin replied on 01-Jun-07 05:33 PM
I solved the problem around 18 May but omitted to report at once and =
now, 2 weeks after so many things done, I don't remember which one did =
the trick. Sorry.

Versailles, Fri 1 Jun 2007 23:33:45 +0200


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From: Michel Merlin <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
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Subject: (HTML) "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

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Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:28:15 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
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Posted: Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200 (16:07:20 GMT)
Subject: "other Network property sheets are already open" in Network =
Connections, even after reboot!

The involved PC has W2KSP4 (Windows 2000 SP4).
In "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections" there are LAN =
connections, e.g. =AB C108 (1 Gbps) =BB, and RTC connections, e.g. =AB =
Orange (56K) =BB.

Now "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > C108 (1 Gbps) =
does open the requested "C108 (1 Gbps) Properties" window, but at the =
same time opens an Error window:
_______________________________________________________
| Local Network
|_______________________________________________________
|
|  i  The controls on this property sheet are disabled
|     because one or more other Network property sheets
|     are already open. To use thse controls, close all
|     these property sheets and then reopen this one.
|
|                         |   OK   |
|_______________________________________________________

which prevents me from accessing those controls.

I check there is no other property sheet open, I reboot and retry at =
once without doing anything else, the same "other Network property =
sheets are already open" error window opens again.

Nearly the same happens with Dial-up Connections:

Properties > Networking"
opens the same error window (even if in that case a 2nd attempt does =
access the requested controls).

Anyone can help find what is doing this and how to fix or work around =
it? TIA,

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200
Michel Merlin replied on 07-Jun-07 07:25 AM
I am finally not sure I was accurate or the problem even really stopped; =
anyway today it is still there, exactly as described Thu 17 May 2007 =
16:28:15 GMT. It is even worsened because since unable to adapt any =
network property sheet, all my connections go wrong one after the other, =
with no possible cure, and starting today I have none left working; even =
the 56K Dial-up stopped working (see message =
720: your computer and the remote could not agree on PPP control =
protocols" posted at 11:15:15 GMT). I am badly hampered. Thanks to any =
help...

Versailles, Thu 7 Jun 2007 13:25:50 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
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Sent: Fri 1 Jun 2007 23:33:45 +0200 (21:33:45 GMT)
Subject: SOLVED "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

I solved the problem around 18 May but omitted to report at once and =
now, 2 weeks after so many things done, I don't remember which one did =
the trick. Sorry.

Versailles, Fri 1 Jun 2007 23:33:45 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: Michel Merlin <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
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Message: =
Sent: Thu 17 May 2007 18:28:15 +0200 (16:28:15 GMT)
Subject: (HTML) "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

HTML version of the Parent Message, to more clearly show the Error =
Message.

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:28:15 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
Newsgroup: =
Message: =
Posted: Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200 (16:07:20 GMT)
Subject: "other Network property sheets are already open" in Network =
Connections, even after reboot!

The involved PC has W2KSP4 (Windows 2000 SP4).
In "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections" there are LAN =
connections, e.g. =AB C108 (1 Gbps) =BB, and RTC connections, e.g. =AB =
Orange (56K) =BB.

Now "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > C108 (1 Gbps) =
does open the requested "C108 (1 Gbps) Properties" window, but at the =
same time opens an Error window:
_______________________________________________________
| Local Network
|_______________________________________________________
|
|  i  The controls on this property sheet are disabled
|     because one or more other Network property sheets
|     are already open. To use thse controls, close all
|     these property sheets and then reopen this one.
|
|                         |   OK   |
|_______________________________________________________

which prevents me from accessing those controls.

I check there is no other property sheet open, I reboot and retry at =
once without doing anything else, the same "other Network property =
sheets are already open" error window opens again.

Nearly the same happens with Dial-up Connections:

Properties > Networking"
opens the same error window (even if in that case a 2nd attempt does =
access the requested controls).

Anyone can help find what is doing this and how to fix or work around =
it? TIA,

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200
Michel Merlin replied on 07-Jun-07 07:45 PM
Problem solved; now posting from the affected W2KSP4 PC. That problem =
was an unfinished previous installation left in Registry:

=3D=3D=3D Reg excerpt BEG =3D=3D=3D
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
=3D=3D=3D Reg excerpt END =3D=3D=3D

Deleting the "NCInstallQueue" REG_SZ ("String Value") solved several =
problems, e.g.:

- this "other Network property sheets are already open" problem
- the problem reported in the =
protocols" message posted Thu 7 Jun 2007 11:15:15 GMT in this newsgroup
- the "Installation of Simple TCP/IP Services has been interrupted =
because Install Queue is accessing the needed information" problem when =
trying to install "Simple TCP/IP Services" from "Start > Settings > =
Network and Dial-up Connections > Advanced > Optional Network =
Components"

Versailles, Fri 8 Jun 2007 01:45:10 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
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Message: =
Sent: Thu 7 Jun 2007 13:25:50 +0200 (11:25:50 GMT)
Subject: AGAIN "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

I am finally not sure I was accurate or the problem even really stopped; =
anyway today it is still there, exactly as described Thu 17 May 2007 =
16:28:15 GMT. It is even worsened because since unable to adapt any =
network property sheet, all my connections go wrong one after the other, =
with no possible cure, and starting today I have none left working; even =
the 56K Dial-up stopped working (see message =
720: your computer and the remote could not agree on PPP control =
protocols" posted at 11:15:15 GMT). I am badly hampered. Thanks to any =
help...

Versailles, Thu 7 Jun 2007 13:25:50 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
Newsgroup: =
Message: =
Sent: Fri 1 Jun 2007 23:33:45 +0200 (21:33:45 GMT)
Subject: SOLVED "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

I solved the problem around 18 May but omitted to report at once and =
now, 2 weeks after so many things done, I don't remember which one did =
the trick. Sorry.

Versailles, Fri 1 Jun 2007 23:33:45 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: Michel Merlin <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
Newsgroup: =
Message: =
Sent: Thu 17 May 2007 18:28:15 +0200 (16:28:15 GMT)
Subject: (HTML) "other Network property sheets are already open" in =
Network Connections, even after reboot!

HTML version of the Parent Message, to more clearly show the Error =
Message.

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:28:15 +0200


----- Parent Message (links are clickable) -----
From: "Michel Merlin" <michel.merlin@laposte.net>
Newsgroup: =
Message: =
Posted: Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200 (16:07:20 GMT)
Subject: "other Network property sheets are already open" in Network =
Connections, even after reboot!

The involved PC has W2KSP4 (Windows 2000 SP4).
In "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections" there are LAN =
connections, e.g. =AB C108 (1 Gbps) =BB, and RTC connections, e.g. =AB =
Orange (56K) =BB.

Now "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > C108 (1 Gbps) =
does open the requested "C108 (1 Gbps) Properties" window, but at the =
same time opens an Error window:
_______________________________________________________
| Local Network
|_______________________________________________________
|
|  i  The controls on this property sheet are disabled
|     because one or more other Network property sheets
|     are already open. To use these controls, close all
|     these property sheets and then reopen this one.
|
|                         |   OK   |
|_______________________________________________________

which prevents me from accessing those controls.

I check there is no other property sheet open, I reboot and retry at =
once without doing anything else, the same "other Network property =
sheets are already open" error window opens again.

Nearly the same happens with Dial-up Connections:

Properties > Networking"
opens the same error window (even if in that case a 2nd attempt does =
access the requested controls).

Anyone can help find what is doing this and how to fix or work around =
it? TIA,

Versailles, Thu 17 May 2007 18:07:20 +0200