Vista's offline files.
Posted on 2007-03-22
I'm a bit lost with Windows Vista... Here is the situation : laptop with Vista Business Edition, Server with SBS2003. GPO redirects user's files to \\SERVER\USERS\%USERNAME%\MY DOCUMENTS. So far so good. Mapping then a disk (U: for instance) to \\SERVER\USERS\%USERNAME%\MY DOCUMENTS works fine.
Now, with XP, automatically, My Documents was "available offline" therefore synchronised at logon/logoff.
On the Vista laptop, not only I cannot find the way to redirect the folder "User's Files" to a network drive, but I can't even make the U: drive available offline.
This is where it gets weird, on some of the mapped drive, right-click, the option "make available offline" appears, and some other mapped drives, this option is nowhere to be seen ? (of course the only one I need is the U drive, murphy's law).
How can I then redirect the "User's Files" folder and how can I make it available offline once redirected ?