A Tale Of Two Slaves
I turned this over to a colleague of mine and he seems to have it working by
1. Eliminating the network suite of the project we had set up as sort of a central "traffic cop" for defining jobs and tasks and just running the project suites themselves individually
2. Using the CopyProjectToSlave method rather than having the files already on the slave machine.
I'm not sure if it's one or the other or a combination of both but it also seems to have resolved the issue i brought up in a different post about he double clicks (DblClick) not working.