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How to keep Favorites available when user is off-line

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Windows 7, Server 2008R2. We redirect IE Favorites to a user's home drive. Favorites pretty much follow the user while he is on company physical network. However, when a user logs-in, say at his home, to a corporate laptop he uses at the office, he looses his Favorites.
The favorite links do show under c:\users\username\Favorites folder but don't display in IE. How do we remedy this situation via GPO? Thanks.
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For mobile users with redirected documents and other folders I typically enable offline files.  When the user goes to shutdown the PC or logoff the files are replicated to the laptop and will sync back to the server when connected if anything new or files were changed.
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NRhode: how do I enable this feature in GPO?
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759721(v=ws.10).aspx

You will only want to apply this GPO to the mobile users (laptop users).  You don't want to apply this to desktops which will just waste time if enabled.
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So, if under "Administratively  assigned offline files" I add just \\server\home$\%username%\Favorites, the synchronization will only happen for Favorites, correct?
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