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How to make offline files sync at logoff with Windows 7 Pro

I am introducing a few new windows 7 laptops into my Server 2003 R2 environment. I have always used offline files with XP with no problems in the past. I noticed that there is no option to sync at logoff like in XP, so i created a user GPO that should handle this. The only problem is that it's not working... lol. I have run RSOP on the machines and I can see that they are getting the policy that should make then sync or they are at least seeing it anyway. This is the only thing keeping me from deploying these laptops to my sales guys. I really need help ASAP. This is definitely a 500 point questions for me.

Thanks everyone in advance.
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Don S.Commented:
Offline files works under Win 7 simlarly to XP - it just doesn't tell you it's doing it which I find less confusing for the user generally.
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Sysadmin12881Author Commented:
so your saying I will not see anything syncing when log off is selected? but next time i log on I should see the last sync time corresponding with the last log off time. I will check this tomorrow morning and repost my results.
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AwinishCommented:
There is lot of improvement in windows 7 from XP & one of the is offline file sync, when user offline files first time there is caching happened locally so instead of contacting each & every time it tries to read the files from cache & then to the server.

Below link will give you more details.
http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid192_gci1373871,00.html
http://blogs.technet.com/b/netro/archive/2010/04/09/how-the-synchronization-in-windows-7-offline-files-works.aspx
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Sysadmin12881Author Commented:
Has anyone used MS SyncToy 2.1?? Curious if this is a good tool to accomplish what I am trying to do.
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Sysadmin12881Author Commented:
Is there a way to write a batch file that I can set to run through schedules tasks that I can initiate the offline files sync? Seems like this should be possible
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