Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Vista Business from an OEM vendor that does not let you rename files or folders on network drives

Cause : Possibly the way the OEM vender packaged the OS.

Resolution : Create the parameters key in the following location :


Then within the parameters key, create a DWORD Value named FormatDatabase with a value of 1 (hex) then reboot the machine.

A slightly less esoteric solution is to disable offline folder caching.
The OEM version seems to come with it enabled, but not configured.
Disable it.

Go to the control panel, open the "offline files" control, disable or enable as you wish and then reboot.

Here is a screen shot of the error:

Microsoft covers this issue here:

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