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I have redirected user desktops and "My Documents" folders to their home drives on the server.

Workstations = Windows 7 Professional SP1.

Server = SBS 2003 SP2

Now I want to make these files available if the server becomes inaccessible for any reason.

How can this be done using Offline Files?

I can't find the option anywhere on the Windows 7 clients, even when logged in as administrator.

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Yes it can..... – joeqwerty Apr 5 '13 at 17:49

Redirected folders (should be) by default are setup for Offline Files unless explicitly configured otherwise. However, I would still verify it's setup correctly. But yes, offline files is what you're looking for.

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Thanks. I'm going to do some testing later to see what happens if I make the server unavailable during logon. It will be interesting to see if it has already cached all this information on the workstation. – Austin ''Danger'' Powers Apr 5 '13 at 17:55

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