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SBS2003 Offline Files - Need to synchronize.

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We just upgraded from Windows SBS 2000 to Small Business Server 2003 and everything seems to be working fine, except for a nagging problem. Some of the users keep being disconnected of the network and a small icon in the bottom right showing the message "Offline Files - Need to synchronize". I have instructed the affected users to right click in the icon and select "Synchronize", problem is, sometimes the lose connection to the server in the middle of something, like e-mail and such. As you might imagine, this is creating some sour reactions to the recent upgrade.

Any help or ideas would be very much appreciated,

Thanks

Ernesto
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I would turn off offline files.

Create a new policy on your computer.

Go to

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files
Allow or disallow use of the Offline Files feature Set to Disable

Retart your client computer to get the change.

If you like offline files then you can fine tune your network and change the notifications.


Administratively assigned offline files3
 Lists network files and folders that are always available for offline use.

This setting makes the specified files and folders available offline to users of the computer.
 
Turn off reminder balloons1
 Hides or displays reminder balloons, and prevents users from changing the setting.

Reminder balloons appear above the Offline Files icon in the notification area to notify users when they have lost connection to a networked file and are working on a local copy of the file. Users can then decide how to proceed.
 
Reminder balloon frequency1
 Determines how often reminder balloon updates appear.

Reminder balloons appear when the user’s connection to a network file is lost or reconnected, and they are updated periodically. By default, the first reminder for an event is displayed for 30 seconds. Then, updates appear every 60 minutes and are displayed for 15 seconds. You can use this setting to change the interval between updates.
 
Initial reminder balloon lifetime1
 Determines how long the first reminder balloon for a network status change is displayed.
 
Reminder balloon lifetime1
 Determines how long updated reminder balloons are displayed.
 
Here is the info
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/9dba5df2-0359-4fa4-bdcf-dd6ae5ca345e1033.mspx?mfr=true
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