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Windows Server 2003 My Documents syncronization to computer from 3-month old backup

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An XP desktop computer hard drive died.  The latest Ghost backup for it was 3 months old, so we have restored to that time period.

The My Documents folder had been set up to sync with the Server 2003 system.

My question is this:  Is there anything special I need to do to ensure getting the latest synchronized files from the server and ensure that the 3-month-old files don't accidentally override the newer Server 2003 files?  I'm hoping I just need to connect the re-built desktop to the server and the latest files will magically update from the Server.

Thanks!
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You'll need to connect the computer and re-join to the domain.  Then, follow the instructions to re-initialize:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230738
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If you are using offline files and folders it will ask if there are any conflicts that can't be resolved.  The newer files will take precedence and should not cause a conflict.  I would backup their network folder before attempting to re-sync in case you get some undesirable behavior.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230738 worked great.  Good idea about backing up network folder as well.  Thanks choward16980 and mcsween!
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