Profile Synchronising Crossover

I have several users on SBS 2003 Std. When User C logs on and then logs off, the synchronisation (roaming profile) appears but shows sync'ing for User B! Same kind of thing happens for user B, i.e., sync'g for user A is shown. Any idea why this is happening?
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Log in as one of the users then open the synchronisation manager, the computer icon beside the time, or via Tools, Synchronise in Windows Explorer.

Is there a folder marked for synchronisation belonging to another user?  If there is uncheck it, logoff and test.  This can be caused by the setup of roaming profiles and redirected folders.  There should be a permanent solution via group policy if this in fact is the case.

Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
It actually happens because User B has logged onto another machine and added or modified a document.  Because User B has been on that workstation, it want's to keep a current synchronization to User B's folder on the server.  The offline files are all stored in the same folder on a Workstation.  (It's a hidden system folder -- C:\Windows\CSC\)  But you don't want to do anything there... you can reset the offline files by opening up My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > Offline Files.

Then, hold down Ctrl + Shift and click the Delete button.

You will then be asked to confirm if you want to reset the offline folder.  This is generally better than "viewing" the files and deleting them manually because sometimes you won't be able to see them all due to various permissions.


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