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Enable Offline Files

I have a customer with a laptop running windows 7 Pro.  it is connected to a domain running Windows Server 2008 R2.  Every time I try to enable offline files, I get a message that it is enabled and the computer needs to be rebooted to activate.  I reboot and again, shows offline files is disabled.  I enable it and again asks to reboot.

We do not have any group policies that affect offline files.  There are other desktop clients running windows 7 which are not having this issue.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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You can try formatting the Offline Files DB. Create this subkey in the registry:


Key Name: FormatDatabase
Key Type: DWORD
Key Value: 1

Reboot the machine and enable offline files again.
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I went into the Local Group Policy Editor and enabled it that way.

Computer Configuration--> Administrative Templates--> Network--> Offline Files