Solved

Windows 7 - Offline folders not available when offline.

Posted on 2014-03-04
2
289 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-10
Hello,
We are running a Windows 2008R2 file server.
Client machines are running XP and Windows 7.
Some XP laptops were replaced with Windows 7 laptops.  With the same user accounts, with Windows 7, offline folders are not available.  The symptoms are as follows:
- In offline mode (or disconnected from the network), the offline folders are visible, but file icons are grayed out and have an "X" on them.  When you try to open, you receive a message "Could not open "path\filename".
- In the Sync Center\Sync Results the details of the failures are as follows: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

I did some googling and found some references to turning on Opportunistic Locking.  I'm hoping that Oplocks does not have to be turned on on the server - we run a line of business applications that encounters problems when Oplocks is on.

Any thoughts on how to address this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Realtimer.
0
Comment
Question by:realtimer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Jackie Man earned 500 total points
ID: 39905438
0
 

Author Comment

by:realtimer
ID: 39918117
Hello,

Looks like the only feasible solution is enabling OpLocks.  For now, we are going to look into other options so that we don't break their critical application which requires Oplocks to be turned off.

Thanks for your input.
RealTimer
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question