Offline Files in XP and Vista

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Folder A on File Server X is configured to be available offline, and client B is configured to cache folder A.
When client B is connected to File Server X, is client B using the caced copy or the online copy.
I am trying to determine if offline files are useful for low bandwidth sites?
Is it different in Vista and XP regarding whether it uses the cached copy or online copy.
Question by:ENTPF
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    Dear ENTPF,

    No the client use the offline files only when it is not connected to the server or when the bandwidth is too low the client goes in offline mode. ( This parameter could be change )

    The client B when goes offline mode, need to manually click on one icon on the taskbar to be connected again.

    Best Regards
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    Assisted Solution

    Actually, depends on the connection state.....

    If they are not connected to the server, then they are using the Offline Copy. If they are connected to the server, then they are using the local copy.

    Keep in mind, I am not talking about the physical connection to the server, I am talking about the actual synchronization of the client. If they are physically plugged into the network, and they are not in synch with the server, then it goes Offline, and will not reconnect until they synch again.

    Basically, I am trying to say that it is misleading, when you hear the term connected to the server in Offline Files Context. Your Synch manager Icon in the system tray will tell you if you are/arent connected to the network, and will usually pop up a status......

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