troubleshooting Question

Offline Files in Windows 7 not auto syncing

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Graham HirstFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I installed Windows 7 x64 to a laptop and configured a folder within the home drive to be offline.  The home drive is located on a Windows 2008 R2 server.

All files sync'd ok, but any offline changes to the contents do not sync unless I right click on the folder when online and select Sync selected offline files.

To summarise:

#  Make folder in the users Home directory to be 'Always available offline'
#  Create a file in the folder - Result is both are sync'd
#  Disconnect network cable from laptop and create a file in the folder, from the laptop.  Re-connect network to laptop and wait.  - Result is file not sync'd, even if I reboot
#  Disconnect network cable from laptop and create a file in the folder, on the server.  Re-connect network to laptop and wait.  - Result is file not sync'd, even if I reboot laptop
#  With laptop connected, right click on offline folder and select 'Sync selected offline files'.  - Result is files are sync'd

I cant believe this is by design, so I'd really appreciate some help.
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