sync issues because system is runnin gin last-known-good configura

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Patrick Mc Carrick, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. hi,

    one of my clients is getting a weird error when syncing.

    the error is:

    unable to make 'filename' available offline on
    \\servername\users\username\my documents\file name or folder name. The
    system is currently running with teh last-known-good configuration.

    can some one tell me how to fix this issue. thanks
     
    Patrick Mc Carrick, Jun 4, 2007
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  2. Is the file extension one of these?

    ..db?
    ..ldb
    ..mdb
    ..mde
    ..mdw
    ..pst
    ..slm

    Error Message: Files of This Type Cannot Be Made Available Offline
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252509

    Troubleshooting Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/6/1/561c9fd7-0e27-4525-94ec-4d2d38f61aa3/TSHT_SBS.htm
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Redirection of My Documents failed.
    Cause: Certain files cannot be made available offline. Files with the
    following extensions cannot be made available offline:

    ..db*
    ..ldb
    ..mdb
    ..mde
    ..mdw
    ..pst
    ..slm

    When you have configured users' My Documents folders to be redirected to the
    server, files with these extensions are saved to the server only, and they
    are not saved at logon or logoff to the client computer.

    The following error message appears if you try to synchronize these types of
    files:

    "Warnings occurred while Windows was synchronizing your data. Results:
    Offline files.Unable to make file name available offline. Files of this type
    cannot be made available offline."

    For more information about this issue, see article 252509, "Error Message:
    Files of This Type Cannot Be Made Available Offline," in the Microsoft
    Knowledge Base.

    Solution: If you have a file that cannot be made available offline and you
    want to avoid seeing this message at logoff and logon, you can perform one
    of the following actions:

    Move the files that cannot be made available offline out of the My Documents
    folder and in to a shared folder on the server.

    Disable offline files.

    In both of these instances, a file that cannot be made available offline
    will be unavailable if the server becomes unavailable. However, it will be
    included in the backup of the server by default. If you disable offline
    folders, none of your files, regardless of whether they can be made
    available offline, will be available if the server becomes unavailable.
     
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jun 4, 2007
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  3. none of those files, it was doc files, i simply copied all folders to
    desktop, deleted all syn files, rebooted

    then copied all folders back to the my docs folder and resynced and it
    seemed to fix the issue.

    thanks for the message

    patrick


     
    Patrick Mc Carrick, Jun 4, 2007
    #3
  4. Merv,

    You can also cheat and tell it to ignore those Documents
    They Won't get Synced to the PC but they still will be on the server and
    backed up nightly

    -------------------------------- Start ------------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\ExclusionErrorSuppressionList]

    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.PST"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.SLM"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.LDB"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.MD*"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.MDE"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.MDB"=dword:00000000
    "\\\\*\\*\\*\\*.DB*"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\ExclusionErrorSuppressionList
    ]
    ---------------------------- End -------------------------------

    paste in Notepad

    Save as
    ExclusionFromSyncRegistryConfig.reg
    Run from PC

    It will not ignore those files
    Russ
    --

    Russell Grover
    SBITS.Biz
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, (MCP-SBS)
    support @ SBITS.Biz
    Remote SBS2003 Support
    http://www.SBITS.Biz


     
    Russ Grover \(SBITS.Biz\), Jun 4, 2007
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