Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Offline Files problems with old shares

Hi,

This is something which has annoyed me for ages but I think I finally have a fix!

So, the problem was, when you decomission an old server but don't stop the share syncronising on users' machines, you get left with an annoying message saying that the computer is offline!

Well, to get rid of it try a couple of things.

One,

Open up the folder options page and on the offline files tab, press cntrl + shift and click the delete files button. This will wipe out all files so be carefull. Next restart the computer (if not prompted to already!)

The other option is to use a utility called CSCCMD.exe which comes with the 2003 resource kit tools.

Try:

csccmd.exe /disconnect:\\server\sharename

Then reboot.

Hope this helps someone!

Cheers
Nathan

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