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Remove file sync after sbs 2003 died

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Hello everyone - We had an sbs 2003 server which recently died.  Management made the decision to switch to Google Apps instead of replacing server.  Everything has worked out well except we have an annoying file sync message that says we are working offline and need to connect to the dead server which we will not replace.  An outside IT guy said to change from domain to workgroup but we would lose cookies and auto complete with our outlook emails and have to import all of our data to a new account.  We don't want to do this.  Everything is working fine except for this one thing.  Is there anyway to turn off the syncing feature?   We are all using XP Pro SP3 with Outlook 2003.  I am pretty competent and changing things in the registry doesn't scare me if that is a solution.   Writing scripts will take some coaching. Thanks in advance.
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1) disable offline folders
2) delete all the files in c:\windows\csc
3) turn offline folders back on

to disable offline folders, Open a folder, on the menu bar, click Tools > Folder Options.  Click on Offline Files tab, uncheck Enable Offline Files and click Apply then OK. If you cant change that due to an old GPO, you can only disable them from the domain to remove it, as the GPO from the old server has set those settings.
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This solution worked, however, there was another step to get the My Docs folder back on the local machine because a GPO from sbs server was being applied.  I ended up copying the path to my docs folder on old server, opeing up the registry, searching for any instances of the path that looked like a re-direct and replacing with the local path.  Everything works well.
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