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Offline Files and Folder redirection

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I have been having some trouble with a laptop user that uses folder redirection. We recently changed our File server and i have been having a lot of trouble redirecting the users current offline file synchronization (the old file server) to the new location. I followed the MS document for disabling redirection then re-enabled it. But fro some reason it reverts back to the old file server name.

I did some research on folder redirection and offline folders and found that these 2 things are different and can be enabled in different ways, but when i ran a test I found that when i enabled folder redirect for a users desktop (to their file server share) it automatically enabled Offline files.

Why is this? and why can i not disable it ( the option is greyed out).
W2K3 R2 and XPSP3
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The offline cache database on the clients nead to be either updated by using csccmd tool or re-initialized as described in the following KB
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230738
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I realize I didn't read the complete question...

>> But fro some reason it reverts back to the old file server name.

Check the permissions on the file share on the new server (users shall have full control on both NTFS and share). If permissions are incorrect, the redirection will roll back and try again next time user logs on. This should be logged on the clients in the application log.

>> it automatically enabled Offline files.
>> Why is this? and why can i not disable it ( the option is greyed out).

Redirected folders are by default automatically made available offline. This behavior can be disabled by enabling the following policy setting:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files\Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline.

When doing the server move, you also nead as said to update/re-initialize the offline cache database on the clients.
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