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Windows 7 Cannot Enable Offline Files

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Just transitioned from an SBS 2003 server to an SBS 2011 server and two more 2008 R2 servers. Before on the Windows 7 machine, the user was doing offline file syncing with mapped network drives. I noticed that when going to the sync center and clicking "Manage Offline Files" it said Offline Files is Disabled but Active. Now after joining the new domain it just says Offline Files are disabled. I enable Offline Files. It tells me to restart the machine to enable Offline Files. I restart the machine. Offline Files is still disabled. How on earth do I enable Offline Files on this guy's machine?
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ChanduNelluri earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

Looks like group policies configured in the domain are overriding the offline files enable option. On Win7 machine, go to start -> run -> rsop.msc. In rsop console, expand computer configuration/Policies/administrative templates/network/Offline files and check the policies. If there is any policy setting to disable offline files shown in rsop console then you need to disable that setting in Active Directory group policies.

-Chandu
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Well thats rhe odd part. There is one domain pc that has offline files enabled, one that is disabled but active, and one that is just disabled. You would think group poli y would make all the pc settings the same.
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Okay. I tried that and it worked. Thanks!
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