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How do I delete XP on shutdown syncronization?

Posted on 2011-05-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have images at work we use for deployment, they were made before I got here but i do have administrator access to change anything.
They are Windows XP

There is only 1 thing left that I need to remove,  The Start ->All Programs ->Accessories -> Syncronize

The problem is that the network server it ties to is not there anymore and hangs on exit until you manually close the sync window.

I have tried to uncheck the box, uncheck everything under settings and after a restart it always comes back with the "On shutdown" box selected.

Where do i go in the registry or group policy editor or whatever to delete this thing?!? We already backup everything online as we work, we do not need this syncronization anymore.

Question by:Tsz109
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n2fc earned 668 total points
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Does this image use offline files sync?

If so, see:

Basically, you want to disable offline files!

If not, there might be a logoff script configured for the user in the image...

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by:Jackie Man
Jackie Man earned 668 total points
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Have your tried the following?

... logging in locally as an Administrator, navigating 
to the folder where the files are stored and manually deleting them...

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/86669-45-offline-files-stop-sync-existant-drive

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ID: 35757345
yes it is an offline file sync.
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johnb6767 earned 664 total points
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Granted you dont want any part of Offline Files....

Disable Offline File Sync with Group Policy

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ID: 35764138
thanks everyone, something this simple makes me feel stupid that i forgot about disabling it in the folder options.

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