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Here is my problem. Currently all our (roaming laptops) ...
26th January 2010, 10:43 AM #1
Windows 7 Offline Files
Has anyone successfully got offline files to work with windows 7.
Here is my problem. Currently all our (roaming laptops) (windows xp) sync the re directed start menu, desktop and home folder. This works perfectly under xp.
Offline folders are disabled in user policy and enabled in the one computer policy for the laptops.
So i have just bought some new laptops (windows 7). Dropped them into the same ou as the xp's and offline files donít work at all.
Am i missing something silly?
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26th January 2010, 10:55 AM #2
the rsop results of offline files
here is my rsop result for offline files.
26th January 2010, 11:11 AM #3
It depends what is in some of those settings for instance "administratively assigned offline files" and "action on server disconnect", they could be having a negative effect. Basically if you have any redirected my docs folder it will sync by default without having any settings applied in machine or user GP.
26th January 2010, 11:26 AM #4
Originally Posted by jsnetman
administratively assigned offline files
action on server disconnect
enabled and action work offline
Last edited by AIT; 26th January 2010 at 01:59 PM.
26th January 2010, 02:00 PM #5
sorry i should probably should have said:
Windows xp works perfectly with the settings above. i am interested to know if anyone else has experienced difficulty or has got windows 7 working with offline files.
Thanks in advance.. a very stressed out man
26th January 2010, 03:27 PM #6
Both of your user and computer section in the GP have an exclamation mark against them.
can you look to see what these mean? there may be more to this RSOP than we can see.
26th January 2010, 03:35 PM #7
it only has an exclamation mark against the user the initial one is to state there is an exclamation mark on the policy.
Originally Posted by box_l
This is because i have removed any user policyís to make sure it wasnít that interfering.
26th January 2010, 03:42 PM #8
might be worth using amdx templates for any 7 clients as they dont always play nicely with adms.
26th January 2010, 03:44 PM #9
this should be an admx template. as it was generated on 2008 r2 server.
Originally Posted by strawberry
26th January 2010, 03:47 PM #10
I have got it working on Vista and 7 for laptops, used a seporate GPO for them though as using the XP ones is begging for trouble. WMI filters on the user policies allow for this quite easily.
Vista and 7 are much more rigerous with the settings than XP was as half of the XP ones only worked partially. I ended up configuring the offline files in the per user GPOs as otherwise it attempts to machine sync them with machine credentials. It also seemed to wait for a user to trigger a sync directly because of this so that it had credentials that would work.
I setup the Admin Offline Files on the user GPOs and then Enable offline files in the machine GPO for laptops. As I have it disabled for workstation this means that they can log on to either and get the desired behaviour.
Because these are triggered under user credentials it means that it only syncs there files, not anyone who has logged ons files like XP and it also sets up the sync propperly rather than leaving it un synced.
I also set the sync at logon and sync at logoff options in the user policy as because Vista and 7 both use fast sync it does not take long and enforces the sync. Oh I also enforce "Economical application of admin assigned files" in the laptops machine config for fast sync.
Works quite well with way less hassle than XP.
26th January 2010, 03:49 PM #11
Thank you for your reply. i have read about "Economical application of admin assigned files"
Originally Posted by SYNACK
however this does not apear in my group policy editor?
26th January 2010, 03:53 PM #12
Are you editing the policy on a 2008 server or Vista or higher level computer with RSAT? It only appears in the machine policy not in the user one so it has to be applied at the laptop OU level along with the enabling of offline files for that group of computers.
Originally Posted by AIT
26th January 2010, 03:56 PM #13
yes edeting on 2008 r2 server.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
or edeting on windows 7 with rsat. and i cant see the policy.
26th January 2010, 04:03 PM #14
You sure you are in the machine level policies and the ADMX ones rather than the Classic Administrative Templates area. If you do not have an up to date central store for GP Templates maybe it is defaulting back to the old ones. Anyhow it is weird, shows up on mine under r2 as attached:
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