Offline Files - Using cached copies even when on network.
Posted on 2007-03-28
Scenario - Serveral Vista Ultimate users (IT Technicains) spread over Europe who have a central repository for user account information, budgets, etc. All excel files, all used frequently.
Technicains needs to have this information to hand 24/7 as are on call at night.
With XP we simply set the folders to be available off line and let windows manage the synchronisation. However with vista if we make the files available off line on each laptop and the technicain is connected to the network rtesource the machine is stuill using the cached copy of the files. Thus if technicain A opens the file from the network and is modifying the file, technician B can access the file also with change ability and we get lots and lots of sync conflicts. (User B does not get the standard "this file is in use by technicain A and so will be opened in a read only state")
Is this by design or can we force it to only use cached files when the server is not avaiable? (Vista knows the server is available as under offline status it is showing as Online. Also we have the "Work Offline" option available).
Anyone else having this issue??