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"Client for Microsoft Networks" Issue

I recently had an issue with nic teaming on a Windows Server 2008 x64 box and I had to uninstall "Client for Microsoft Networks".  I'm trying to re-install Client for Microsoft Networks and I am unable to.  When I go into the Properties of my network card and try to install, I have no Client for Microsoft Networks selection.  Any ideas?
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65tdCommented:
In 2003 if the computer browser service is disabled issues with Client for MS networks can occur.
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itsmeinCommented:
TCP/IP Properties
Click on Install
Select Client
Click on Have Disk and key in path to INF folder (default value  c:\windows\inf)
Click OK

You should now be able to select and install client for microsoft networks

SC
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rwetmoreAuthor Commented:
I already tried that.  This is what I get when I browse or explicitly type the path to c:\windows\inf.  See screenshot.
TCPIP1.JPG
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itsmeinCommented:
the INF file isnt there then. Try copying the windows\inf folder from another PC that has Client for Microsoft Network installed on to this PC (i would suggest not to replace the existing inf folder but copy it somewhere else) and browse to it to get it installed. if it doesnt still appear, i would assume that teaming has got something to do with it (which will be quite suprising to me)

post back. and sorry about the delay.
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titn003Commented:
any update on this thread ?
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rwetmoreAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in getting back.  I ended up having to wipe the box and reinstall.  Something happened with the nic team that caused all sorts of issues with Windows networking.  
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titn003Commented:
is it now working ?
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rwetmoreAuthor Commented:
Yes, it seems to be working after the wipe and reinstall.
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titn003Commented:
I was about to re-install the OS like yourself, however before doing that i decided to  uninstalled the nic card and then re-installed nic and now  Client for Microsoft Networks  is now working,. Better still  a number of issues i was having with RPC have gone away

Thank you for your post
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PhM-InfoTechCommented:
Dear reader,

Well the solution lies in the following: you have to reinstall netmscli.inf but this .inf file is not installable by itself, it has to be re-registered:

regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\Netcfgx.dll
%windir%\system32\Netcfg.exe -v -l  %windir%\inf\netserv.inf -c s -i MS_Server
%windir%\system32\Netcfg.exe -v -winpe

Before this process please make sure to disable the Anti-Virus software.
At the end of this process please watch for and make sure to acknowledge the reboot request to enable the installation of the DLL. You may also want to uninstall & reinstall and/or disable & reenable the network interface before rebooting the server.


Cheers,

it worked for me  :)

... on a Windows SBS 2008 buggy machine ;)


PhM-InfoTech

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