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windows 8.1 sync allways avaliable offline - but not functioning

Posted on 2013-11-05
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I cannot make my server shares available offline after upgrading to  windows 8.1.

I can see the old settings work cos I had one share set up for sync in win8.0 .

Now when I try to use the " allways avaliable offline" - on the share nothing happens. The sync icon is not shown at the process line - so I thought the service was off.

I tried to look into the problem and cant find the service on my win8.1.
I have network sharing enable and network discovery - It was working in win7 and win8 but now in win8.1 I cannot make new sync to a share. ..

The sync center shows my old ofline network share and it look fine and synchronisation is working for that part.
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by:Jackie Man
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Have you tried to remove the old share, restart computer, create a new share and make it available offline?
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Yes but now I reversed my pc to win8.0 and now its working briliantly - also my "libraries" are back where they should be.

I guess there is still som bugfixning to do in 8.1 and will not recommend it cos it makes the pc more heavy and installs extra unusefull apps.

I removed apps using powershell just to keep my windows clean and fast for a hard worming expert :) thx anyway
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I found out at last the settings or miconfiguration - but anyway there was NO possibility in win8.1 to see the offline folder avaliable setting so I guess its missing still .

I found out after creating another user in win 8.0 that when I tryed the "availble offline setting" I got "Acess denied" -. I thought it was just permissions mixing it up but finally I discovered that the setting on the server is only working without Terminal services.

Its says in folder options - offline file . "offline files are not avalible working with multible instances ogf remote desktop"

So in fact something I should have known as a server expert - I clearly understand you should avoid synchronization if you work also on terminal
Cos the sync then needs 2 ways sync which is too complicated for the stupid Windows system.
Anyway I want the setting for one share - so I go back and disable terminal services and remote desktop . Then sync the folder . Then enable remote desktop again.
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I got no other solutions and found it myself
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