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Windows 2008 R2 cannot connect to \\shares

For some reason my 2008 r2 server cannot connect to any network servers or shares.  It doesn't seem to be a DNS issue.  Pings and traceroutes work fine.  http connections work fine.  Any time I type \\anymachine it quickly pops up a Windows cannot access \\anymachine error 0x80070035 The network path was not found..  It happens so fast that it really doesn't seem to be looking at all.  Under network I can see a few of my machines (about 20 %) but when I click on any of them it says \\anycomputer is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  The specified network provide name is invalid.
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Are the shares Server 2003?

If so change the LmCompatibility here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc960646.aspx
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It does it for 2008, 2008 r2, and 2003 machines
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It cannot even access itself..."//myserver"
Can you access them by \\ipaddress?
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No it does the same thing...Windows cannot access "\\192.168.1.5"
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When I do a "Net View" from the command prompt all of my machines show up.
Is this in an Active Directory environment?
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yes
Are you running IPv4 and IPv6?  Try disabling IPv6 if you're not using it.
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Nope only IPv4.

I also have 2 network cards.  I'm not sure, but it might have something to do with that.
And it's a member of the domain right?  Is the clock set properly?
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Yes and Yes
It has 2 NICs... are they teamed together with a single IP or do they have different IP's?
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They have different IP's
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and I made sure that the primary one is at the top of the adapters and binding order.
Any firewall software like Symantec, Kaspersky, etc?  Did you disable the Windows firewall just to test that?

Also post an ipconfig /all
And one more thing... check in the Control Panel under Credential Manager to make sure you don't have anything saved in there.  I ran across that last week for a guest share that had something saved in there, causing the same error.
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I just noticed that Microsoft Windows Network is not listed under provider order in the advanced settings of my network cards.  I bet that's it
Yeah that'll do it!  Should have been enabled by default.  You mean Client for Microsoft Networks?
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So I wonder how to get that back..   I added LanmanWorkstation to the provider using regedit but it added it for a second to the provider and then when I went in again it was gone.
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The check mark is there under both cards, but it doesn't seem to be working correctly.
We've tried most of the obvious things... so give this a try:
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000439.htm
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Apart from making a mess and making me setup all my network connections again that didn't do anything.

Funny thing is the virtual server that is on this machine works fine.  I have to find out how to get the "Microsoft Windows Network" to show up under "Provider Order".  That's the key.
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Try this hotfix if you haven't already
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2194664

Check event logs for errors.
Excellent - thanks for posting the solution, it will be helpful for others.
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With help I answered my own question.