Our victim.  A Brand new HP Compaq Elite 8300 with Windows 7 x64.

One silly driver.  The Wireless network card driver.  Dug all over the web site, contacted support, sacrificed something to the unspeakable “You know who” gods.

Nothing worked.  And the reason was…… the driver WAS NOT on the published list of wireless drivers. 

The solution?  Go to the Management section and download the master pack intended for SCCM or MDT (One file that is about a 1/2 gigabyte) and then point to *IT* to dig out the driver file.

Trivial pursuit?  This model had an Intel Centrino Wireless.  It works now.

thanks HP for NOT putting the driver in a proper spot.   *SMACK!*