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OSX Server: Profile Manager - Sync Options

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Hello Experts,

Can you tell me what is the difference between the functionality of the following choices when booting a Mac running from a Mac OS X server with Open Directory...

1. Sync mobile network?

2. Sync home network (will this cause problems when running the computer outside the LAN, where the server is running)?

3. What will be the ramifications of choosing 'sync later'?

Thank you.
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Mobile users have a copy of their home folder on their own Mac. They can go outside the company and keep on working. When the mac comes back onto the network, they'll sync.
Network users only have their home folder on the server. They can't go out of the network. Sync is instantly because all work is saved on the server, not the Mac itself.

Syncing later does what it says, no immediate sync, but later on.

If you have desktops choose for network homes, if you have portables that go out of the network make them mobile users.
Also try to sync as much as you can. Syncing is pretty intense for the network.
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