Windows 7 Offline Files - Working online, but server copy of file does not lock.
Posted on 2011-10-20
Ok, so a Windows 7 client (User A) has a network folder marked as 'Available Offline'. They open a document within this folder while connected to the network and shown as working 'on-line'.
User B, who doesn't use offline files, is in the same office and opens the same file, with full write access. This means when User A opens the document, it didn't lock the server copy, even though the user was working 'on-line' and fully synchronised.
If User B opens the file first, the file takes longer to open for User A and they receive the 'this file is in-use' warning.
Anyone have any thoughts? This doesn't happen when the user with offline files has XP.