Canceling some File synchroniztaion in Windows XP

Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a few systems that are trying to sync files with an old domain controller that no longer exists (old was win2k). and need to continue to sync with the new domain controller (win2003).  How can I cancel the old syncing while leaving the new synching intact?  
Question by:kellerst-nyc
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    Accepted Solution

    from this previously answered question:
    Offline folder synchronization is trying to connect to server that no longer exist.;EN-US;230738

    How to Restart the Offline Files Cache/Database

    The Offline Files (CSC or Client Side Caching) cache and database has a built-in capability to restart if its contents are suspected of being corrupted. If corruption is suspected, the Synchronization Wizard may return the following error message:
    Unable to merge offline changes on \\server_name\share_name. The parameter is incorrect.
    The Offline Files cache is a folder structure located in the %SystemRoot%\CSC folder, which is hidden by default. The CSC folder, and any files and subfolders it contains, should not be modified directly; doing so can result in data loss and a complete breakdown of Offline Files functionality.

    If you suspect corruption in the database, then the files should be deleted using the Offline Files viewer. After the files are deleted out of the Offline Files viewer, a synchronization of files may then be forced using Synchronization Manager. If the cache still does not appear to function correctly, an Offline Files reset can be performed using the following procedure:
    1.     In Folder Options, on the Offline Files tab, press CTRL+SHIFT, and then click Delete Files. The following message appears:
    The Offline Files cache on the local computer will be re-initialized. Any changes that have not been synchronized with computers on the network will be lost. Any files or folders made available offline will no longer be available offline. A computer restart is required.

    Do you wish to re-initialize the cache?
    2.     Click Yes two times to restart the computer.

    Each client would then have to re-configure their offline folders
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    kellerst-nyc, any feedback?
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    Assisted Solution

    Make sure that the Offline Files are all in Synch.....

    Once this is verified.....
    Uncheck all locations in the Synch Manager, then click the Setup Tab
    and uncheck all locations under the Logon/Logoff page....


    reg add "hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\netcache" /v FormatDatabase /t reg_dword /d 00000001
    reg delete "hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\netcache\shares" /f
    reg add "hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\Shares" /ve

    reg delete "hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\netcache\AssignedOfflineFolders" /f
    reg add "hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\AssignedOfflineFolders" /ve

    Then log back in, and the Adminstratively Assigned offline files key will rebuild. Restart once more, and you should see the redirected folders rebuilding....

    Basically, if you go to the mobsync app, and uncheck all of it under both locations, and reinitialize the CSC it might work. But....The older shares are stored in hkcu\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\Shares, and that doesnt always get cleared on a reinitialization...

    Author Comment

    First off Thanks to both of you - I needed both fixes.  One system was fine with just Leeetutors suggestion the other machine needed both to work properly.
    Many thanks.

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