We have a Windows SBS 2003 server and 12 Windows XP clients. Half of them are part of SBS domain, rest just have the same workgroup defined. Offline files work perfect on computers which aren't part of a domain. But on the computers, which are part of a domain, users can barelly work, since computers are constantly going into offline mode. Sometimes computer doesn't even want to reconnect even if they manually click on reconnect. In the meantime Outlook is happily Online.
What I've done so far:
1. updated the GPO:
Administrative Tempates\Network\Offline Files:
-Configure Slow link speed: Disabled
Administrative Tempates\System\Group Policy:
-Group Policy slow link detection: Enabled
-Connection speed: 0
Administrative Tempates\System\User Profiles:
-Do not detect slow network connection: Enabled
2. Changed the cabling and ports on the switch
All with the same success; domain computers falling offline, non-domain computers working without a problem.
3. Tried running ping for a long period of time, there we no dropped packets, and no noticable change in the ping reply during the transition from online to offline; although 1%-2% of ping replies experience prolonged trip times of 500-800ms (on both: domain and non-domain computers).
Is there any other solution besides stop using offline files? :)
Thanks in advance