How to use Offline files for laptops and not for workstations
Posted on 2008-11-13
OK, my question is this, I have 2003 server R2, and windows xp pro workstations and laptops.
Now currently users have all offline files disabled (using group policy) as I did not want the workstations to sync with offline files. I did this by disabling all the offline files options I could find in group policy as when I first setup the environment, the offilne files kept syncing. That works fine, user logs in, and nothing syncs. Now I have to get their laptops to work so that when the user is off the network at home, they can still work with their files and when they come back and connect it syncs up any changes. I have tried to create another policy for the laptops and moved the laptops into that container AD and then created a new GP and defined offline files is enabled. Currently though this is not working and the offline files options are greyed out when I login to the laptop as a user.
So have I done this right for using offline files on laptops. Currently the user GP will tell the computer no offline files, but I want only laptops to use offline files. HELP please.. thank you in advance.