If you have a laptop running FactoryPMI that doesn’t work when it’s disconnected from the network, there is hope. This is a common setup for demonstrations.
Windows XP has a feature called Media Sensing that disables the TCP/IP stack when it thinks that the computer isn’t connected to the network. Disabling this feature should allow FactoryPMI to run.
Details on disabling Media Sensing can be found here.
In a nutshell:
In the registry go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
Add the following registry entry to the Parameters subkey:
Data type: REG_DWORD (Boolean)