Offline folders create a folder G:\. when disconnected from server
Posted on 2006-03-31
I have an interesting problem with offline folders and synchronizing. We are using Windows 2003 Server Standard Ed. with all Windows XP Pro SP2 clients. I have "My Documents" and "Desktops" redirected to the server through a GPO. We have a mapped network drive to our data at \\server name\DFS Share\. In this share I have a folder for User Desktops with each user desktop. I also have a mapped drive to a home folder where the users "my documents" are redirected to.
The problem we are experiencing is that when the server is no available not all of the folders are showing up in the data share. When looking at this share I see about 3/4 of the folders and there is one created G:\. or some other drive letter depending on what machine your at. It does not happen to all computers. The folder is empty and I cannot create objects in it or delete it. When connected to the server again and user synchronizes offline folders they recieve an error as follows:
Error Accessing '.' on \\server name\DFS Share\G:\. Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
Error Accessing 'User Desktops' on \\server name\DFS Share\G:\. Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
Error Accessing 'Username' on \\server name\DFS Share\G:\. The specified path is invalid.
I have cleared the offline file cache on the local computer. I have also removed the offline folder option through GPO, but I cannot get the computer to quit trying to syncronize this folder.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.