troubleshooting Question

Authentication failed status in local area connection

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Windows NetworkingWindows XPWindows Server 2003
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Bizarre behavior - noticed today an exclamation mark on the LAN icon in the start menu on 2 devices, a Windows XP machine, and a Windows Server 2003 machine.  When going into the Local Area Connection Status, it shows the Status as: Authentication failed.  These are the only 2 machines i noticed this on today, they still have full network connectivity, and everything seems to be working as normal.  They both have Static IP addresses set at the computer/server.  Nothing has changed software wise, no driver updates, no installs, etc. It doesn't seem to be happening on any other staticly set computers or servers. No I did not try a restart yet since the server is actually our exchange server.  Again no connection issues.

The only thing recently changed was our switch where these 2 devices connect.  I was reading something about 802.1x, but it doesn't seem to affecting any other devices connected to this switch, so dont know if this is on the switch end. Any ideas?

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