Windows Firewall and Offline folders ....

Posted on 2006-03-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have recently carried out a migration from Windows 2000 server to Windows 2003 Small business server, the changeover went very well, except for the following;

However I try in group policy to disable the Windows Firewall, on the client PC it says that group policy is controlling it and it remains enables.

Also the Offline Files icon remains in the system tray pointing to the old server however many times I try to disable it, it still returns.

I have been told by my client that the system is now very slow since the migration, I have checked all network settings and tested DNS all OK, so it is my understanding that the above problems are causing my slowness problems, I appreciate that someone will say it is a good idea to keep the firewall enabled but the system does have a Watchguard firewall so this is not necessary at the workstation level.

Many thanks

Please help as soon as possible to get this client off my back.
Question by:pete_killick
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you check the Group policy on the server side? It sounds like it loading the GP from the server side which is what it is designed to do.

    Author Comment

    I have checked all that, but rightly so the group policy is the problem, but I have removed the group policy and then disabled the offline files and users' work has vanished. I tracked it down on one PC by double clicking the little synchronise icon in the system tray and found them there, but now since disabling the offline files they are no longer in there, can you tell me where I can locate these missing files.

    The windows firewall problem is now resolved.
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    Expert Comment

    Sorry for the delay what missing files are you looking for?

    Author Comment

    Just wondered where the Offline files are located?

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