[Samba] Weird XP synchronisation issue. Using old cached IP?

Rune Tønnesen rune.tonnesen at bordings-friskole.dk
Fri Apr 21 23:52:21 GMT 2006

Paul Smith skrev:
> First, a little background:
> I successfully migrated the samba PDC funtionality from an old Suse
> machine to a new debian-based one.  The old machine was named PHOENIX
> and had an ip address of  The new one has the same name but
> is on
> Everything is working just fine with this new domain (authentication,
> adding users, computers, printing etc), except for one laptop.
> Since the domain changeover I've assigned the old IP address
> to a machine running MS Project Server 2003 which works just fine.
> Now, the issue:
> When the XP-based laptop attempts to synchronise its offline files it
> prompts me for a username/password, but the server name in the login
> dialog is PROJECTSRV - the name of the ProjectServer at
> I have tried to rectify this by bringing down the ProjectServer, adding
> an ip eth0.alias to the samba PDC of and synchronising the
> laptop.  This worked fine.  However, when I remove this ip alias and
> bring the ProjectServer back online, the synchronisation error occurs
> again.  I've searched the registry on this laptop for and
> PROJECTSRV but have found nothing.
> Has this happened to anyone before?  How can I reset the laptop's
> synchronisation configuration to only want to synchronise with PHOENIX?
> Thanks
> Paul
If none of that work, then disable offline files.

Venlig Hilsen (Best Regards)
Rune Tønnesen

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