Solved

Cannot delete old off-line files shares on Vista users after migrating from SBS2003 to SBS2008 new server

Posted on 2010-08-22
6
543 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,
We've just migrated from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2008 on a new server.

Various shares on the old server were made off-line for laptop users (running Vista).

Unfortunately I can't see how to remove these old off-line file shares/sync partnerships on the Vista clients.

The Vista clients are still showing various shares on the old server - SGS01 - which no longer even exists.

Please see attached images.

How do I fix this ?
SyncCentrePartnershipDetails.bmp
OffLineFilesShares.bmp
0
Comment
Question by:SGSMikeG
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:DavidGerald
Comment Utility
Hi there,

Common problem with vista offline files

Reset the cache on the clients as per these posts:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230738
http://johnrpattison.com/2007/11/26/how-to-reset-offline-files-in-windows-vista/

Kind regards,

David
0
 

Author Comment

by:SGSMikeG
Comment Utility
Your first link appears to not be relevant to Vista or Windows 7......
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
DavidGerald earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Sorry Mike,

There is a sub note in the article:

"942974  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942974/ ) On a Windows Vista or Windows 7-based client computer, you can still access offline files even though the file server is removed from the network "

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942974/

0
Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

 

Author Comment

by:SGSMikeG
Comment Utility
Thanks - but I'd already found that.  And yes the format database deleted ALL off-line content.  It then ONLY re-established off-line content enforced by group policy - i.e. nothing off-line that had been set-up by the user.

So the question I have is this - for all users who on SBS2003 had redirected folders sync'd off-line do I need to run this registry fix ?  
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:DavidGerald
Comment Utility
I would expect so yes, I've encounted the offline file bug on every vista machine I have moved to a differant domain.
0
 

Author Comment

by:SGSMikeG
Comment Utility
These vista macines were migrated to a different domain - just migrating to SBS2008.
  Ony the server name changed.

That said, I think its the same issue and obviously the fix worked.

0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Hi All Just a quick one for everybody. I was recently looking into setting the default User Account Picture for all my vista clients within the network but on closer inspection the group policy setting only allows you to set the default pictur…
The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now