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Offline Files WinXp - SBS 2003


I need a little help with offline files. I have inheretied a network that is was only basically setup. There is about 10 pc and 2 laptops when i got there all pc's and laptops were sync offline files on logon and logoff. I disabled this via group policy for every body. It has nw emerged that a few of the users require require there my docs to be available offline. So i created a new OU on our SBS 2003 server and placed the laptops in there. I created a GPO to enable offline files for these laptops. Now thing is the laptops are syncing lots of different folders i did not tell it to sync this must have been setup before.
How does the laptop now what to sync? And more importantly how i can i remove completely what it is currently syncing?
And if i want to make my docs available offline should it be a simple as right clicking my docs from start menu and going make availalble offline? if so i currently do not have this option

Please help

Active DirectoryWindows XPWindows Server 2003

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Hi there,

One of your issues could be any redirected folders you may have, these will be synchrionised as part of the offline files process unless you enable the "Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline" setting in your group policy.

Also, you can specify which folders should be available offline by setting the "Administratively assigned offline files", if you want to specify which folders are available and not let the users choose, then set them in this section and also enable the "Prohibit user configuration of Offline Files" in your policy.

Hope this helps.
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thanks for this so if my user has already setup tons of offline folders to sync including network drives were do i go to remove this. i have looked everywhere cannot find them.

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anybody any ideas on how to remove offiline lines that users have already setup to sync?
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Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP and was released in four editions: Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. It also had derivative versions for clusters, storage and Microsoft’s Small Business Server. Important upgrades included integrating Internet Information Services (IIS), improvements to Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP), and the migration to Automated System Recovery (ASR).

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