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Part of roaming profile looking for old server - can't find setting

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I have a client who had roaming profiles setup for the users on an old Windows 2000 server.  We installed a new Windows 2003 server and the migration when mostly well except that one of the user's profiles is looking for the old server to load the desktop every time you login.  As long as you keep offline files enabled on his PC it will pull from offline files and run smoothly, but as soon as you disable offline files, you get an error when logging in that it cannot access \\oldserver\profiles\user\desktop\.  Looking at the properties of the user shows the Profile field pointing to the new server.  I tried removing the PC from the domain and readding it, but to no avail.  Any ideas?
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Have you tried deleting the profile from the local computer and have it reload a fresh profile from the server. Also, try this:

Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files tab > HOLD DOWN CTRL + SHIFT while clicking on "Delete Files".

This will reinitialize your offline cache and will download the files from the server.
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We ended up speaking directly with Microsoft support on this issue.  Here are the steps we used to resolve the problem.

1.      Move the share location from the old server to the new server with csccmd v1.1
2.      Extracted the offline files from the CSC of the client computer successfully and pasted them in the original location
3.      Changed the location to the new server from the registry location
      -      HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell folders
      -      HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Usershellfolders
      For desktop, Mypictures, Mymusic, personal folder

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