windows 7 pro network unauthenticated

I have a Windows 7 Pro laptop on a Windows 2003 server network that has decided to stop authenticating to the network. The laptop has Internet access, gets an IP from the server ( running DHCP and can see the domain controller ) and can print over the network. Mapped network drives, nope.

Not a roaming profile. I thought about deleting and rejoining the domain but I know what a hassle that was in XP and I don't know what that will do to the local profile?

Thanks for feedback and assistance.
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kevinhsiehCommented:
If you disjoin and rejoin the network it will keep the existing profiles.
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FuwaadAuthor Commented:
I'm a little new to W7,  what is the easiest way to disjoin and rejoin the domain?
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captainCommented:
We had the same issue. We removed from and rejoined the laptop with the domain, no change.

We ended up deleting the local user profile as the user had left anyhow. I take from your question that you want to avoid this, but thought I mention it just in case it is an option.
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