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Vista remembers routing table even after reboot?

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  • Could you please confirm (and hopefully explain) what I just observed:

    In Windows XP, if I modify the routing table using ROUTE ADD, then reboot - the default routing table is restored. Thus, even if I created a problem that disconnects the network, Windows XP recovers after a restart.

    In Vista, on the other hand, I noticed that it doesn't recover after restart, but rather boots to the same exact routing table that was before shutdown/restart. Thus, I need to fix the routing table manually, using ROUTE ADD/REMOVE (is there another way to accomplish this?).

    Is this by design? If so, could you explain the rational behind this? A pointer to an article summarizing the differences between XP and Vista in that regard would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Friday, September 25, 2009 6:08 PM

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