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Folder redirection moving from UNC to DFS with offline files

Ok the scenario is we want to move to a new file server. We are using folder redirection and offline files. I figured it would be best if we moved from a straight UNC path to a DFS name path as we ...
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Is Background Intelligent Transfer Service responsible for Client Side Caching in Windows 7?

I'm reading documentation about Configuring Offline Files and it keeps mentioning a background sync service, but doesn't tell you what it is called!!! Is the service called Background Intelligent ...
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Server 2008 Folder redirection, deleted files still being copied by offline files

I have setup a new Server 2008R2 DC to run a new domain. I have also setup folder redirection for client machines Desktop and Documents. Its all working okay, except I added a Win 8.1 client to the ...
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Enable offline file sync for computer owner only

At the school I am interning at, all students and faculty have a mapped home folder known as the "M:" drive for storing files that they can access from all computers. For faculty who have laptops, we ...
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While using Offline Files users cannot rename files when changing case only

I recently setup some new computers (running Win8.1) for the staff here. These machines use folder redirection (as we always have) with Offline Files sync. I have not traditionally used Offline Files ...
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Windows cached shared offline folders [closed]

I have an infrastructure where a shared folder in a Windows server is needed, and every Windows clients take from there some files. The infrastructure is too big and we encounter the "slow connection" ...
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How do I recover files from the Offline Files Folder after unjoining a PC from a domain?

While on the domain, the PC had Folder Redirection and Offline Files enabled. After it was unjoined, My Documents is empty, but all of the files that were previously synced to My Documents are stuck ...
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Using desktop folder redirection but Offline Files is not working?

We are using Folder Redirection (for users' desktop and "My Documents" directories) with Windows 7 domain-joined workstations connecting to an SBS 2003 server. This folder redirection is to users' ...
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How to make files available offline when redirecting the desktop (to network location)

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 ...
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Windows workstations go offline when one Domain Controller restarts

We run a small wired LAN with 3 DCs (W2k8) and about 25 workstations (most of which are XP SP3, some are 7 SP1.) People use roaming profiles with folder redirection for Desktop & My Documents, ...
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Reconnect to server using offline files

Some users are seeing grey boxes on folder icons. This indicates that they are viewing the offline folders. How do I determine... Did it go offline due to a slow link? Is it trying to reconnect ...
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How activate Offlines files windows server 2008 r2 to use with IIS Shared Configuration?

I need to activate the Offline Files on my web server. This solution is for solve trouble with IIS shared configuration. There is the reason why I need to activate the Offline files. ...
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Changing Network Path of Offline Files

Many of our users have their Home folder set as Available Offline. Their Windows 7 laptops will not be back on our network for a few weeks. In the mean time, we're setting up new servers and ...
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How do I rename the server that offline folders are referencing?

Several users are using offline folders to refer to a server we want to decommission... actually the server is already offline and people have pending updates to this share. What is the best way to ...
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Offline Files; Warn When Another User Has The Same File Open

We are using Windows Server 2008 R2 and have enabled offline files. We need offline files for the synchronization features and to allow them to take laptops out into the field. However whilst our ...
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Corrupt Excel Files After Setting Up User Profiles, Folder Redirection & Offline Files

We have a bunch of excel files that are at random becoming corrupt. The error message is excel has found unreadable content... I believe this question is relevant to serverfault because the problem ...
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Backup Exec - Restoring Offline Files Cache

We have a set of mobile users who use Windows XP SP3 offline files to synchronize changes between network shares and their laptops. We recently had an incident where a user's offline cache was not ...
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Turning off Offline Files & Folders for a roaming profile share

Here at work we have roaming profiles on one share, and redirected folders on another share. When we configured these shares we did not know that you shouldn't enable the option ""All files and ...
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Has anyone used WMI_OfflineFilesCache::RenameItem to rename offline files?

The reason I ask is that I have been researching how to rename items once an offline files target has been changed. It seems that so far there are two options: CSCCMD.exe - Which appears to be a ...
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Remote VPN User - Domain Credentials

Morning, We have a client who uses a Windows 7 laptop and connects remotely to an SBS2011 network via VPN that terminates at a Watchguard device. This is a recent upgrade, the server was SBS2003 and ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Offline Files via command line

I would like to enabled Offline Files on my Windows 2008 computer so I can access a remote share even when it is gone. Is there a way I can configure this via command line, rather than going through ...
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How to Administratively assigned 'My Docs folder' to be offline files

I'd like everyone on a laptop, to be able to take their 'MyDocs' with them - I would like to do this via group policy, but how do I assign a set of files, that is not a drive? If that makes sense. ...
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enable offline files for all users home drives via Group policy or other

I am trying to get all users of particular notebooks to make the user's H: drive offline. I know you can do it manually but is there a way to set this value somewhere so that users don't have to do it ...
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Offline Folders, and Redirected Folders - Laptop cannot start up when disconnected from the network

I have rolled out Redirected Folders to a number of users to test, and everything seemed fine, until I noticed a laptop that was not connected to the network attempting to log on, and everything froze ...
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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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Conflicts with MS Office temporary files when using Offline Folders on Vista

We are using Offline Folders feature of Windows Vista to make files on network shares available when out of office. Mostly it is working, but every time I do a sync I get a lot of such errors: ...
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Killing Self-resurrecting Files

Local computer: Dell desktop Windows XP Named "5" Server: Windows Server 2008 Named "W" Whenever I delete a file, log out, and log in, the file reappears. The files all supposedly live on the ...
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Making folder available offline - Access denied (Windows XP)

I have a drive on a server called "filestore" This has a folder called "users" in here, theres is a "users" folder. In there are folders such as - jsmith, jblogs, abrown - which correspond to ...
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Can't resolve offline file conflicts

We use roaming profiles on our Server 2008 R2 domain, with folder redirection for 'desktop', 'my documents' and 'application data'. But as our network is split across two sites, we have one file ...
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Disable 'Offline Files' in XP without VNC/Remote Desktop

A bunch of my XP users now have offline files enabled for their My Documents folder. 1) Is there any way I can turn this off without having to go to each user's Desktop, or VNC in? 2) How might ...
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Is it a bad idea to make roaming profile share available offline?

This is regarding a Windows 2008 R2 domain. The Documents, Desktop, Application Data folders are all redirected to users' home directory (mapped as Z:). The users home directory is configured to be ...
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How to clear the Offline Files cache on Windows XP

We had a server rename/migration and I was using the Offline Files feature on Windows XP SP2. Every so often, my "Offline Files Status" icon appears in my Taskbar and let's me know that the old ...