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    Offline files Issue

    Hi,

    I am trying to setup offline files.

    I have configured no group policies regarding offline files. I went into the users home area and pressed sync at in the navigation bar. When i press that nothing at all seems to happen. If i right click the home area there is no option to make available offline. When i go in the Sync center there is no progress bar like there is here: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...nc_center1.jpg

    When i go in the offline file folder i can see the network drive like shown in here: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...les_folder.jpg

    Does anyone know what i am doing wrong please?

    Thanks

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    One thing to remember, the share itself has settings regarding offline files that need to be set too.

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    Hi,

    On that front the settings on the share are set to

    "Only the files and programs that users specify are available offline"

    That should be ok i think.

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    Can you mark the unc path folder with Make offline right click option rather then the redirected folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Can you mark the unc path folder with Make offline right click option rather then the redirected folder.
    Im pretty sure that option was there when i checked at lunch.

    Thanks

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    Just checked it isnt there. When i rightclick a folder "always make available offline" isnt an option.

    Thanks

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    Can you right click on an individual file, and make it offline, just not the entire home area? Or do neither work? (And what server you using?)

    Steve

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    Hi,

    It only seems to happen on the hoem area. On the shared area i have the option. If i right click to a subfolder the option is there but grayed out.

    I am using Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Windows 7 Enterprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Hi,

    It only seems to happen on the hoem area. On the shared area i have the option. If i right click to a subfolder the option is there but grayed out.

    I am using Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Windows 7 Enterprise
    Stupid question, but does the "user" you're trying with, actually have access to the redirected share you're trying to use? My understanding was as you're effectively trying to share the "redirected" part, you'd need access on it to do it? Thus option appears on their files, but not overall share. May misunderstand that though, but does it work with an account that has access to the share? aka you :P

    And again assuming it's redirected it should auto-make it available offline, unless you've disabled this by GPO? There's an option under: \User Configuration\Policies\Adminstrative Templates\System\Folder Redirection\ "Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline" again I may be misunderstanding, but it should reenable the "make available" offline, as it's not enabled if you set the GPO (however it should make files available offline anyway)


    Steve

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    Stupid question, but does the "user" you're trying with, actually have access to the redirected share you're trying to use? My understanding was as you're effectively trying to share the "redirected" part, you'd need access on it to do it? Thus option appears on their files, but not overall share. May misunderstand that though, but does it work with an account that has access to the share? aka you :P
    I dont quite understand what you mean. the my documents is redirected and that does seem to work.
    For the share the home areas live staff dont have access the the root of the share itself but does a subfolder.

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    fixed it.

    I set it on the staff home areas so they could read the root but not get into any sub folders and that fixed it.

    Thanks for the hint

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