SBS2003 offline files synchronizes all files but some excluded filetypes. These filetypes causes error messages which can be supressed by a hotfix and some client registry editing.
Offline Files (\\xxxx\xxxx on xxxx): Unable to make 'xxx.DBF available offline on \\xxxx\xxxx\x's Documents\x. Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
Exclusion error suppression
The Offline Files feature does not permit you to cache certain file types. This restriction prevents corruption of file sets and avoids conflicts with competing synchronization technologies. When you try to cache one of these file types, you may receive the following error message for each file:
Files of this type cannot be made available offline
This message is useful to users who are unfamiliar with the synchronization process. However, when users understand that certain file types cannot be cached, the message becomes an annoyance, because the message prevents the synchronization progress dialog box from closing automatically at the end of synchronization. This hotfix introduces a new registry key that prevents subsets of these files from generating this specific synchronization error. After you apply this hotfix, you must edit the registry and enter the appropriate file specification for the following registry subkeys:
These subkeys can contain zero or more values. The values are known as "file specifications."
Well, I'd like to make this happen on all clients (WinXP SP3), ie control this behaviour from the SBS2003.