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I am wanting to set up my Windows 2000 laptop to synchronize it's files with the same files I have on the server.  The Synchronization Manager is supposed to do this for me, but for all my MSAccess databases (.mdb) I get the message "Files of this type cannot be made available offline".  If I can't synchronize my databases, then the Synchronization Manager is useless.  Certainly there is a way to get around this problem.  Can you help? Thank you!
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This sounds like what you need.

remember , you may need to worry about files/indexes being open while you are trying to synch !!

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win2k synching files and offline files

 Also something similar that may give you a hint on where to change what files can be synched.

                   3163 > Files of this type cannot be made available offline?

                   When you try to make files and/or folders available offline, you receive:

 Offline files (\\server\share): Unable to make file Filename available offline on \\server\share. Files
                   of this type
                   cannot be made available offline.

                   The default settings exclude:

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

                   Microsoft does NOT recommend altering the list, to prevent data loss.

                   NOTE: CSC (Client-Side Caching) can recognize when a synchronization issues exit, allowing you to select
                   the server or client
                   version, but it can NOT merge contents. .Pst is excluded to prevent conflicts with Outlook synchronization.

                   You can replace the list of excluded extension using the appropriate GPO (local, domain, OU, etc).
                   To remove .pst from the
                   list, you could navigate to:

                   Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / Offline Files / Files not cached

                   and enter *.slm;*.mdb;*.ldb;*.mdw;*.mde;*.db? in the Extensions box. Log off / Log on to replace the
                   default list.

                   NOTE: To edit the local policy, run gpedit.msc. To edit the domain policy, use the Active Directory
                   Users and Computers
                   snap-in.

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I hope this helps !
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by:psmithphil
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Excellent, SysExpert!  You solved my mystery and also added the extra comments I needed to get the job done. None of this was mentioned in the Windows 2000 book I have (1200 pages).

Thank you for your time and such a good explanation!  You certainly earned your points!
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by:UHLS
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Hi SysExpert,

Hope this doesn't sound like to simplistic a question, but does this need to be done on the the DC, the local workstation, or both?

Also, presumably, this will prevent the error message in the synch box at log off?

Jonathan
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From what I remember, this needs to be done on the client only, but it has been awhile....

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