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Using a laptop on a domain and off-site with same profile

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I always want users to be able to access their laptops with their normal profile whether they are connected to the domain or away at a conference, at home or travelling.  This sometimes happens without any action by me but sometimes it doesnt and I cant see why that should be.  Is there something I need to do to ensure that users dont have to use a local logon (and therefore see a different profile) when off the domain?

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You want to enable offline files on the laptops so that you user's profiles (and any additional data you specify) will be synchronised with the server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782388(WS.10).aspx
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Thanks.  Any idea why it sometimes (most times actually) works without enabling offline files?
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Thats one of the peculiarities of windows which i've never found the answer to. Some computers seem to turn it on, others dont.

This is easily overcome though by explicitly specifying one way or the other in group policy.
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Thanks very much.
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