The VP at my company brought in his laptop he uses at home and we joined it to the office domain, windows server 2003 and XP clients, then we copied his local user profile over his network user profile on this machine so that he would have his usual settings when he logs in under the network username. All users on the network have their user folders mapped to their machine as a "U" drive. I took this "U" drive and made it available offline for him. Pointed his my documents folder to it, etc.. Now when he logs in and clicks on the my documents folder it is not finding the offline folders. I set up a simple batch file to map his drives when using the VPN, so if I run the batch file the drive will map and the offline files are available then. The next problem is that when I try to open an offline file it says "that the file is either in user or specified as read only, you can edit the file but you must save it as a new name".
I am really not sure what is going on here or where it went wrong. Any help would be great.