SBS 2008 Installation

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We installed a new SBS Server 2008 doing a fresh installation instead of a migration.  We are having an issue where some machines are still looking for the old server.  When they log off it shows trying to synch to old server.  The old server was called server and new server is called Companyname-SBS.  How can we get it to stop trying to look for old server?
Question by:maximus7569
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    You need to provide more information.  HOW are they looking for the old server?  What network settings did you change?  Did you disjoin and rejoin the domain?  What messages are appearing that reference the old server?  Off the top of my head, I assume it's offline files as I've seen that, but to give a good diagnosis and instructions to correct, you need to provide a detailed description.
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    agree with leew - it sounds like you just built the new server and put the new server in the same domain.  For a number of reasons - this was not a good idea.  If you didn't wnat to do a migration, you should have created a new domain and put the new server in that new domain and attached all the workstations to that new domain.

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    I apologize, for not giving more info for you.  Yes we did create the same domain and once we did, I realized that was not a good thing to do.  We rejoined all systems to the new server, but under the same domain.  The messages that pop up are for offline files trying to synch to old server called Server.  What can I do to make those messages stop for offline files trying to synch to old server. Any other info you need please let me know.
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    The offline cache is in a folder called CSC under C:\Windows.  In XP you cannot delete out an offline entry without clearing the cache completely.
    Open Explorer, Tools > Folder Options > Offline Files
    Disable Offline Files
    Restart the computer
    Delete all files and folders out of the CSC folder (do not delete CSC itself)
    No re-enable Offline Files and create the sync relationship with your new server

    That should clear out that old entry.

    Author Comment

    I will try that and let you know.
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    You might want to make sure you have a backup of those documents as well.  As once you delete them out of the CSC folder you will loose anything that might not have transfered over properly.  It should go without saying to always make a backup, but just a reminder.

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