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I have 1 user who needs to sync her files for off line use.  I don't remember how to do this. The server the user will be accessing is server 2008 r2 and the machine is windows 7.
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by:Adam Brown
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Right click the shared folder and select "Make available offline"
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If you  have not yet enabled Offline Folders, open Control Panel > Sync Center > manage Offline files > 

Click on the general tab and choose Enable offline files if it is not already selected.

https://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/07/turn-on-off-offline-files-in-windows-7
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by:WellingtonIS
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so I only need to do this on the users workstation?
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by:CharlesH
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Yes.

Now if you want to re-direct her Documents folder etc. that is a separate process.
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by:WellingtonIS
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OK the docs are already redirected to the server.  The user maps a drive \\server\share\%username%  I just need to have this available off line  If memory serves I need to do this on the users PC.
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by:CharlesH
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Yes, that is it exactly.
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by:WellingtonIS
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Great I'll try tomorrow when I get back and let you know thanks for the input.
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by:CharlesH
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You are most welcome.
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by:WellingtonIS
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Thanks!
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