I have a manager laptop set up with folder redirection / offline files to enable online/offline use. Currently the manager is complaining of very slow file operations when she uses it from home. She has a router-based VPN connection to the office from home. I'm reasonable certain that the slow file operations ("copying photos from my camera") are due to the fact that the Redirected My Documents and Desktop folders are keeping in sync with the server, despite the slow connection.
Most of the time, I would like to keep her connected/online. But I would like to provide an option to disconnect to improve the speed, when she's remote. Is there a way of manually going offline in Vista with the redirected photos (other than disconnecting the from the internet)?