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folder sync software

I am in a need of a program that will keep a set of folders synchronized with a folder on a different server (both windows 2003 enterprise)  I need to be able to set the time it can run and it needs to run as a service. Any ideas?
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adpro
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi adpro,

not sure of 3rd party software, but have you looked at using offline files? the only drawback and bit that it doesnt meet in your requirements is the scheduled syncing, it will sync when a user logs off

Cheers!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
adpro,

and a free 3rd party app
http://allwaysync.com/

and one more for ya
http://www.tgrmn.com/web/file_synchronization.htm
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saw830Commented:
Hi,

I'd suggest RoboCopy.  It can run from a command line, which makes it very scriptable.  It's free and works pretty well.  Write a bat/cmd file that runs it the way you want and have the scheduler start it whenever you need it to run.
Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en
Instructions here: http://www.devhood.com/tools/tool_details.aspx?tool_id=321
...and here: http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopyXP.html

If you don't have to have it run at set times, have you considered DFS?  This makes the actual location of the data transparent to the user, and makes it appear to all be in one place when it is actually in multiple locations.
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows2003-Distributed-File-System.html

Hope this helps,
Alan
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