יום חמישי 26 אפריל 2012 17:09
Windows 7 - How to end sync partnership from different computer?
Scenerio: Replacing a users machine that is a windows 7 laptop with a folder set for offline syncronization
Problem: When establishing the sync partnership on the new machine the folder to be synced already shows the green sync icon on the folder. When you check available offline files the sync immediately ends and its evident that no files were copied locally.
All steps in process or items common among computers with the issue:
1. user already has win 7 and my documents library is set to users network drive sub folder my documents and is enabled for always available offline
2. User is setup on new computer - old computer may not be available (likely crashed)
3. My documents library is set to the same location (personal mapped drive/sub folder "My Documents")
4. When checking available offline it shows greyed out
Is this a problem with my process? Is there a way to change the properties on the synced folder on the network drive to forget its partnership with a dead computer?
יום חמישי 26 אפריל 2012 23:44
Easiest way I can think of is:
1) copy the files to a new location on the network
2) rename the existing network share to break the connection
3) Recreate (make a new) share for the user
4) copy the files from the network location back to the users documents folder
5) let new sync occur
6) once tested and working remove the old share and alternative location
Using the two locations may be a bit of overkill, but users get pretty angry when you lose their data for some reason.....
יום שני 30 אפריל 2012 16:16There has to be a better way. Maybe some way of unflagging the folder as having a sync partnership?
יום חמישי 03 מאי 2012 10:24מנחה דיון
Based on my test, please try to remove the Offline Files cache, rebuild sync partnerships and see how it works.
How to remove Offline Files cache:
Note: 1) It will delete all your offline files.
2) please backup your registry first.
1. Please open Notepad and copy the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CSC\Parameters] "FormatDatabase"=dword:00000001
2. Save the file on your Desktop and rename it to 1.reg.
3. Run 1.reg and reboot your system.
4. Now, you can setup new sync partnerships and see how it works.
Hope this helps.
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יום שני 07 מאי 2012 15:21
You run this on a brand new built machine that has never had a sync partnership?
I think I am failing to communicate a few key points. The problem I am seeing is on the new machines trying to sync to a folder previously synced on different machine. The old machine is no longer available and has been formatted.
I think this may also be related to using the Windows easy migration tool and inside that it is referencing its old sync partnership?