Offline Files and Roaming Profiles

Hi All,

I have just set up a new laptop for my chairman and am in the process of setting up his my documents folder to reduirect through group policy.  

I am getting a few issues - one main one is because i have logged on to the laptop with my account and i have a roaming profile my my documnets folder always tries to syncronise when he logs on or off.  Also he gets access denied for some reason when syncin some docs (which i think are mine).  This means the pc stays offline as it thinks its not syncd.

How can i get rid of my offline files off his laptop , andis there any way round the way this seems to be working ?

Many Thanks
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MisterMoleyMoleAuthor Commented:
anyone - please , need to have this ready for tomorrow and need to stop it syncing all of my mydocs folder everytime he logs off.

I have gone through removing soem regsitry entries but it seems to have made no difference :( everytime i log off it starts to sync all my files again.  How can i completely remove my profiler and stop it syncing all my "my docs"?



You could try moving your docs to a different directory.
1. Open Explorer
2. Go to Tools > Folder Options > Offline Files
3. Delete Files (Should delete offline files)
4. Uncheck Enable Offline Files

Just my personal opinion is to keep the offline files off. We went from server 2000 to server 2003 and had some issues. Once we got the files back synchronizing here, some remote users who VPN stopped. They thought they were but did not know what to look for when it stopped (error messages). A laptop went down and we did not have no back up of the users files. I would rather have the user understand that if he/she wants files backed up to manually save them to the server.

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Do the above on the laptop in question
MisterMoleyMoleAuthor Commented:
I think i have managed it now.  I did the delete files the first time but it didnt work, i think it was because i didnt check to delete the "always available offline" files aswell.

It seems to be back to normal now.

Many Thanks
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