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    Folder Redirection and Offline Files Long Login times

    So it seems I have come up againt my first major stumbling block with W7.

    I have an OU, Roaming Laptops which allows offline files to sync the redirected folders.

    This means that staff (when away from the school) have a full copy of their Documents available.

    This worked fine in my initial tests, however when I put 4GB of files into the folders the machines take 20+ minutes to log on, hanging at 'Applying Folder Redirection Policy'. There is a lot of disk activity going on as well as network activity, so I assume that a sync is occuring.

    The users only experience this when logging onto a 'Roaming machine'.

    Anyone got any ideas on how to stop this?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Mr.Ben; 28th April 2011 at 03:00 PM.

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    I've got exactly the same issue! Driving me round the bend!!

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    Just to confirm, the share that the redirection points to is enabled for offline files?

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    Hi Zero Hour,

    The share has 'Only the files and programs that users specify are available offline'

    Then I adminstratively assign the folders to be cached through a gpo and also take away the ability for users to assign there own folders.

    This worked and logon times are acceptable (30-40 seconds) during my intial testing, however I only tested it with 10 files!

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    Solved: False Alarm on the being flummoxed - My Google Fu was failing me:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2525332

    This hotfix does the trick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    Solved: False Alarm on the being flummoxed - My Google Fu was failing me:

    You encounter a long logon time after you enable the &#34Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline&#34 Group Policy setting in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

    This hotfix does the trick!
    Cool, add that into the Windows 7 Gotchas/Tips/FYI if you have a chance.

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    Added to the Gotchas list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ben View Post
    Solved: False Alarm on the being flummoxed - My Google Fu was failing me:

    You encounter a long logon time after you enable the &#34Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline&#34 Group Policy setting in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

    This hotfix does the trick!
    Just tried it on one of our laptops, login time reduced from 10-15 minutes (yes it was that bad!) to under a minute! If I could thank you a 100 times for this then I would :-)

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