Solved

Offline files disappear

Posted on 2007-04-03
6
837 Views
Last Modified: 2008-12-17
A user in the office is havig trouble with offline files.  He's running WinXP Pro on a Dell latitude notebook, on a Win2k domain.  The issue is, when he's not connected to the network, offline files are intermittant.  Sometimes they work fine other times they are just not there at all.

I started by reinitializing offline files on his laptop.  Next was a complete format and reinstall of the OS.  I should also note that, due to a hardware problem, the mobo and hdd were replaced a while after that.  The problem persisted.  Then I deleted his active directory account and recreated it again.  The problem still persists.

No other user on this network has experienced the problem.  Also, there is another person using the exact same laptop and he hasn't had the problem either.

Thanks in advance for your comments.
0
Comment
Question by:gods_kid
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
johnb6767 earned 500 total points
ID: 18844398
1. Click Start, click Run, type REGEDIT, and then click OK.
2. Locate and click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache
3. Click Edit, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type SilentForcedAutoReconnect, and then press ENTER to name the value.
5. Double-click SilentForcedAutoReconnect.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 18844411
Files that you add to the Offline Files folder on a Windows XP-based computer are synchronized when another person uses the computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811660

Its from the above link, to resolve a similar problem, of not seeing the LIVE data. Might be worth a shot...
0
 

Author Comment

by:gods_kid
ID: 18883882
What is the expected result after adding that registry key?  I mean, what does it do?  I'd just like to know before I try it.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 18884715
It silently reconnects you back to hte network, to live shares, instead of cached shares....Helps with viewing live shared folders, when in an offline status...It forces your PC back to an online status...
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
active directory 6 30
IE 11 proxy GPO 1 41
Domain User's Profile access by different Domain User 23 35
Active Directory Design - Best Practice 9 51
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
Active Directory security has been a hot topic of late, and for good reason. With 90% of the world’s organization using this system to manage access to all parts of their IT infrastructure, knowing how to protect against threats and keep vulnerabil…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question