Windows 7 offline files. Changing to new server.
Posted on 2011-09-23
I am about to migrate from a windows 2003 fileserver to windows 2008 fileserver.
I have lots of clients using offline files from windows 7 workstations to the fileserver.
It will be almost impossible for me to turn of everyones offline sync before i migrate due to many reasons. Hence i need to be able to change servername on windows 7 workstation afterwards on many machines. CSCCMD was the solution to this on windows xp but apparantly does not work on windows 7. Does it exist a new solution for windows 7 that does the same? If not what would you recommend as a solution. I dont want computers complaining being offline to the old server ofcourse regardless how i handle it.
I do not use DFS atm only file shares since it was a problem synking offline filse back in the day on windows xp. Could using DFS on the Windows 2008 server be a good solution or a help?