Fatman_do here's more help (newyankee sorry to hijack the thread, but Fatman_do knows as much about the NMT as I do about skinning and we try and help each other out). You are bang on there still is not connection in these logs. After
You'd want to see signs of connection (from one of my logs)
2009-12-21 19:34:27.125 VERBOSE  MVP Control thread waiting connection
Interesting things in this log though. Weather2 seems to be continually running and doing updates on the idle "MVP" session even updating an XML file. I wonder what xml file it is updating and if it is UAC safe?
2009-12-21 00:42:23.023 VERBOSE  Received MVP Service Locator request