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.


I try to activate Offlines files on windows 2008 r2 but i am not able to do it.

Some body know why ?

I try this link http://www.win2008workstation.com/win2008/enable-offline-files-feature

this one http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755136.aspx

this one ...


I cannot see offline files in my control panel. Why ?

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    Silly question, but have you installed the Desktop Experience role on your server? "Offline Files" won't show up in the control panel until you do, and reboot. Jun 15, 2012 at 12:43
  • Thanks HopelessN00b, you can post the answer. It was the Desktop Experience role missing! Jun 15, 2012 at 12:49

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You need to install the Desktop Experience Role in order for the Offline Files to show up in the Control Panel. :)

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