Offline folder problems
Posted on 2005-05-10
While MS offline folders has some outstanding features - I'm having fits with it as it pertains to our notebook users. I have our notebook users configured in their own OU with GPO's set to redirect their My Documents to their home folder and then mandate the home folder be available offline. It's set so that they only sync when logging on and I've set the policy so that certain file types (.pst, mdb, lnk) files are not available offline. All works as expected with three problems;
1. Sync when logging off is not checked yet it still happens to some clients
2. It seems to want to do a complete sync even though it's been done and all files indicate they've been syncronised.
3. The file types excluded still toss an error when sync'ing. I want to do away with the error completely.
I've been working on this for some time and have not been able to come up with an answer. My main reason for doing this in the first place is that most users are too stupid to keep their files backed up to their home folder on their own so it has to be a matter of policy. Otherwise I cop it when they lose something and it hasn't been made "properly" redundant. But that's another topic isn't it?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!