We are testing Windows Vista Ultimate within on two machines within our corporation and are having a few issues with network files.
We have set a couple of folders to be available offline using the Sync centre and its causing us nothing but problems. Frequently when we edit a file on the network share (ie even wehn connected to the network) it seems to open the caqched version of the file and whilst edited allows other users to access and change the network version, resulting in sync conflicts.
We used the folder synchronisation tool in Windows XP and never experienced this issue. Most of the files are used for reference information and so when accessed when connected to the network should lock the file for viewing only on other machines. They are rarely (if ever) changed when offline.
Is there a fix for this, ie to make vista always use the network version of the files when connected to the network?
Help would be greatly appreciated as its become a real issue.
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Some further info...
If we open a file that has been syncronised on the vista machine and then try to open the same file from the network the second user does not get the message that the file has been locked for editing. So I guess this just goes to show that the vista machine is using the cached copy rather than the network copy. There has to be a way to turn this off. Ie when connected to the network to use and lock the network file...