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Workstation tries to synch offline files with old server which is offline.

I have recently migrated from an old server using SBS 03 to a new server using SBS 03.  At workstations I am receiving error that files are trying to synch up with old server.  I've seen exactly the same scenario in a question on this site from 11/2006 with this title:  Old offline file server setting will not remove after numerous attempts.  I have also tried all the things that person has done.  I even tried this:  moving the workstation to a workgroup, removed the wkstn from Server Management on the server and then rejoined the wkstn back to the domain.  Has anyone else had any luck with this situation?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
from this previously answered question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21248541.html
Offline folder synchronization is trying to connect to server that no longer exist.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;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.
MORE INFORMATION
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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gcumlevAuthor Commented:
CTRL +SHIFT isn't an option but I have two choices:
Delete only the temporary offline versions
or
Delete both the temporary offline versions and the versions taht are always offline.
I am running XP Pro if that matters.
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johnb6767Commented:
Please do not reinitialize the CSC database until you verify all files are in synch...

To make sure that the Offline Files are all in Synch.....

If the Offlines Files folder shows files not synchronized, or only local copy exists, please follow here....

Get the following from the web....

Features and functions in version 1.1 of the Client-Side Caching ...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884739

DL it here....Copy it to C:\windows\system32
http://stingr.net/ftp/pub/csccmdv1.1.zip

Then run the following command....

csccmd.exe /extract /target:C:\ExFiles /recurse
or
csccmd.exe /extract /target:C:\ExFiles /recurse /onlymodified

If you see it extracting data, then go to c:\ExFiles and see whats present....

Once this is verified.....

Rt click My Computer>Properties>Advanced>User Profiles, and remove non primary profiles from the machine....

Then once the user profiles are removed.....

start>run>mobsync
Uncheck all locations in the Synch Manager, then click the Setup Tab
and uncheck all locations under the Logon/Logoff and Idle page....

Then. Paste the following commands into the CMD window.
(Or make a batch file, and share it with your friends... )

start>run>cmd

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. Might take 2 reboots....

Restart once more, and you should see the redirected folders rebuilding....
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gcumlevAuthor Commented:
I am sure you hear this often, but I am grateful for you assistance.  Very much so.  Thank you for answering in such a complete and quick manner.
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johnb6767Commented:
Anytime!!
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