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Offline File Access & Folder Sync

Hi All,
We have just deployed a new Citrix server farm in a hosted datacenter. All our users connect to the Citrix farm through Citrix Access Gateways to then launch published apps or hosted desktops from XenApp Presentation Server v4.5

For the vast majority of users this works really well as they always have access to the internet when they want to work however there are a number of laptop users who have requested to have access to doc's etc stored in My Documents offline while travelling and then be able to sync these changes with a folder on the file servers in the data centre.

The challenge is that no vpn access is available to laptop users and all access is controlled through the Citrix access gateways.
Is there a Windows service (Webdav) etc that could be used to enable a secure sync (bi-directional) between a laptop & the files servers over https? or a third party app that would with Citrix and create a 3-way sync between Citrix-OnlineStorage-Laptop.

Any ideas & thoughts are welcome.

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lamaslanyCommented:
WebDAV should work.  I am not sure if you can use the 'Offline' functionality on XP but you should be able to map a WebDAV enabled URL to a drive letter which should allow 'Offline' functionality.
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lamaslanyCommented:
PS:  XP does support WebDAV but it does not (natively) support mapping of a drive letter for SSL-enabled WebDAV sites.  Instead it would be added as a network place.

And you *really* need SSL-enabled sites.  :)
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CLLAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback.. Not sure this would actually work as the laptop users would prefer to use My Documents on their laptop as the preferred location to store data rather than using a mapped network drive or network place.
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lamaslanyCommented:
I can see no reason why the My Documents folder could not be redirected to the drive letter.  Whether this would work with a network place I am not so sure...

Are all of the machines domain connected?
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CLLAuthor Commented:
Good point.. Are you aware of any third party apps that will enable a sync between a webdav folder and a local directory on the laptop eg. My Doc's

ps. all laptop's are in workgroup mode.
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