Windows Update changed the settings of Syncronizing my documents of all users in domain

Posted on 2009-05-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I set WSUS for Windows update for Windows Server 2003 and XPs domain clients; however, Windows update changed the user's my document to syncronize with my document in the file server. The syncronization of my documents folder caused higher network traffic and users who had large files took a long time when logging out. I have been manually clearing login and logoff syncronizing option at each user's account. When I checked the GPO and there was no items in My Documents of User Configuration. How can I stopped this automatic sycronizing my documents permanently?

Thank you for your advise in advance.
Question by:Tech110
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So you have no folder redirection policies of any kind applying to anyone?

If My Documents is not redirected, I don't see how offline files would be sync it... With what? Itself? :)

Where are your My Documents folders pointed to? C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\My Documents? Or a network location?

Do you have any offline files policies anywhere either?
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Donald Stewart earned 125 total points
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Go to the Properties on the share and click on "Caching" and then select "Files or Programs from the share will not be available offline"

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I changed the default location of users to the file server in order to prevent from saving their documents on the local HDs. However, some user's accounts that I didn't change the location from the local drive to the file server still created its folder in the file server and tried to syncronize with the server.


What is the share folder?
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by:Donald Stewart
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You redirected the users "My Documents" folder to the files server correct?
The "Share" folder would then be the folder on the file server that these are redirected to.
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I found the place that you refered. The selected current setting is "Only the files and programs that users specify will be available offline. If I select "Files or Programs from the sahre will no be available offline", can users select the "Enable offline" in their folder option?
Did the Window Update enable the offline option without users or administrator's modification?
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by:Donald Stewart
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"can users select the "Enable offline" in their folder option? "

"Did the Window Update enable the offline option without users or administrator's modification?"
I dont think so
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by:Donald Stewart
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IMHO, Offline files is more pain than its worth :-)
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It stopped creating home directory folders for the generic user accounts in the server.

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