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Hello, I have a user who has two laptops.  They want one laptop to run outside of the office with and another to keep in the office.

I turned off SYNC on the one out of the office thinking the best idea was to have them login via VPN and then "refresh" their login.  I turned off the SYNC so the user would not get too many conflict synchronizing.

What is the best way to do this
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If they change the same document in both places, they will get conflicts and there is no practical way to avoid this.

In this situation, I prefer Sync Back Pro which keeps real files in both locations. I like that for local speed. It has better options, in my opinion, for managing file conflicts.

After some years, I continue to recommend Sync Back Pro over Microsoft's attempt to sync and so often leaving orphan files behind.
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Are you referring to this syncbackpro?

http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbpro.html

Perhaps the otherway is to convince the user to get a desktop and have them RDP into the desktop....  I think there will always be a conflict issue.
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Yes, Sync Back Pro is from 2Brightsparks. Excellent tool.

Using RDP to use and edit documents is slow - sometimes very slow. The reason I shifted my clients to Sync Back is (a) local speed is normal (real documents) and (b) fewer problems with Sync Back than with Offline Files.
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Thanks, sync back does appear to be a more robust tool.  I will understand this more overtime.
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@tucktech  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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