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Cannot Activate Offline Files on Windows Vista Business

By qballrail ·
I am trying to sync offline files on my WVB laptop to sync with my home NAS device. Unfortuntately, even though the Offline Files service is enabled, it will not activate and generates the following message when manually enableing: "Windows could not activate Offline Files Service on Local Computer." The only dependency is RPC which is enabled and active.

WVB SP1
Buffalo NAS Linkstation
Workgroup, not Domain

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Check out this link. Re: re-initialize the cache.

by 1bn0 In reply to Cannot Activate Offline F ...
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Suggestion Did Not Work

by qballrail In reply to Go here.... :)

The suggestion: To reinitialize the Offline Files cache, create the following DWORD registry
value with a value of 1 and restart the system.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Paramet ers\FormatDatabase

*Note that any unsynchronized changes will be lost. In addition, any files
and folders pinned by means other than Folder Redirection or Group Policy
will no longer be pinned on that client.*

The setting of this registry value may be automated using REG.EXE.

REG ADD HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameter" /v
FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Did not work. Regkey was created per instructions, yet Offline Files still will not start with same error as before.

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Remote calls can fail because of unpredictable network problems

Your Nas box is most probably not working.
I had the similar Buffalo Linkstations (three infact) all went down (no access), so i took them apart and took out the drives and formatted them and placed them internally in my server. Now i will not but another one, it is cheaper to build a small server than getting these Buffalo boxes.
This does not answer your problem most probably but at least you have an option open to you.

RPC is an obvious and popular paradigm for implementing the client-server model of distributed computing. An RPC is initiated by the client sending a request message to a known remote server in order to execute a specified procedure using supplied parameters. A response is returned to the client where the application continues along with its process. There are many variations and subtleties in various implementation, resulting in a variety of different (incompatible) RPC protocols. While the server is processing the call, the client is blocked (it waits until the server has finished processing until resuming execution).

An important difference between remote procedure calls and local calls is that remote calls can fail because of unpredictable network problems. Also, callers generally must deal with such failures without knowing whether the remote procedure was actually invoked. Idempotent procedures (those which have no additional effects if called more than once) are easily handled, but enough difficulties remain that code which calls remote procedures is often confined to carefully written low-level subsystems.

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NAS Up and Online

by qballrail In reply to Remote calls can fail bec ...

NAS is operating properly, accessible from any computer in my home (currently two online). In fact, I just pushed a backup of my Docs to it before logging back on to TR and kicked off a backup of my NAS to an external drive.

I'm beginning to wonder if I have to have a local domain to do this.

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Do not put too much trust in them though..

I did have three of them and they all went down. The only way i could get the drives working again was to take the drives out and install them in the server that i have, doing a Full low level format on them. i think the controller card went on all of them. But always keep copies on internal drives as well just in case.

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With the Linkstation in Place...

by qballrail In reply to Do not put too much trust ...

What other options do I have? Right now, I cannot afford to replace it so I need to make do with what I currently have in place.

I've also an XP box I'd like to sync offline so everybody's files are stored without having to manually back up, run Windows backup and keep files easily accessible.

If I can get my WVBE laptop to sync, once I fix my step daughter's WVU box repaired. The registry setting did not work.

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Buffalo NAS Does Not Support the Samba OS

by qballrail In reply to Go here.... :)

It uses it's own proprietary OS.

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Buffalo Nas and their own software..

I know now that Buffalo has their own software, but as i have laid out in my post that my three drives went off line at the same time. Just back up your data (if possible) onto another drive, that way if the inevitable happens you still have your data.

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