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Offline Files in Windows 7 not auto syncing

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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Sandeep

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Graham Hirst

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Hi Reach2sandeep,

From the links, I found that there were some NTFS permissions missing from the home folders, namely the following:

CREATOR OWNER:    Full Control on <Shared Folder> for Subfolders and Files only

SECURITY GROUP (Containing user):    List/Read on <Shared Folder> for This folder, subfolders and files

SYSTEM:    Full Control on <Users Subfolder> for 'This folder, Subfolders and files'

I didn't need to create a GPO, but I did create a reg entry as per 'Configuring the Offline Directory Rename and Delete registry setting' in the technet link.  However, I created it for specific folders and found that new offline folders not linked to the registry key also sync'd, so it wasnt really required.
Sandeep

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