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    Help with Offline Files

    I am having great difficulty setting up Offline Files - a lot of which I've searched on the forum; following and replicating other people's setups to no avail.

    I've attached my current GPO set up for y'all to have a look at.

    I have administratively assigned offline files with the following:

    %homeshare%
    \\server1\profiles$\admin\%username%
    \\server1\templates$\admin\start menu

    (Enabled administratively assigned in a user gpo, too, but it did not work)


    In addition to the above, on Win 2003, I have right-clicked on the folder --> properties --> sharing --> caching --> 'All files and folders that users open from the share will be automatically available offline'
    And ticked 'optimised for performance'.

    Can anyone help me to get this work?

    Cheers.
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    Are offline files enabled on the client machine - tools, folder options, offline files, enable offline files.

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    I don't see that option on the laptop. I've had a look at a standalone machine and that doesn't have it, either.

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    What os is the client running?

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    Windows 7 Pro SP1

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    In which case - Sync Center - type it in the search box and select - then on the left menu pain is enable/disable

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    Yep, it is enabled and I've forced a sync, but it isn't synching the files located in a user's home directory.

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    Have I got this wrong..?

    In the administratively assigned offline files, should the following be under 'Value Name' and not Value:

    %homeshare%
    \\server1\profiles$\admin\%username%
    \\server1\templates$\admin\start menu

    (I have the above in the Value field)

    It states in the description: In the name field, type a fully-qualified UNC path for each file or folder. Do not enter a value for the item.

    What does that mean?

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    Try removing '%homeshare%'

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    Are you making the roaming profile folder available offline? If so, don't. "http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/06/30/automatic-creation-of-user-folders-for-home-roaming-profile-and-redirected-folders.aspx" "You should disable Offline Files and you should always hide the profile share using a dollar sign ($)."

    Also are you configuring the GPOs from a windows 7 client and ensuring you are using the latest admx's?

    Final point: install all the updates recommended here:
    List of Performance hotfixes post SP1 for Windows 7 SP1 - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    and here:
    How the synchronization in Windows 7 Offline Files works - Romania Networking Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMinister View Post
    Try removing '%homeshare%'
    Tried that but to no avail.



    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    Are you making the roaming profile folder available offline? If so, don't. "http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/06/30/automatic-creation-of-user-folders-for-home-roaming-profile-and-redirected-folders.aspx" "You should disable Offline Files and you should always hide the profile share using a dollar sign ($)."

    Also are you configuring the GPOs from a windows 7 client and ensuring you are using the latest admx's?

    Final point: install all the updates recommended here:
    List of Performance hotfixes post SP1 for Windows 7 SP1 - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    and here:
    How the synchronization in Windows 7 Offline Files works - Romania Networking Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Followed the guides and got nada - zilch. I'm using the latest ADMX's and all the configuration is being done from the server. I can't seem to automate it, and in the Sync Center it seems to want to sync the entire User$ directory and not a user's home directory. Even if it tries to sync the User$ directory, it doesn't sync and it fails instead.

    Any possibility I could have a look at someone's GPO on how they are using the setting administratively assigned offline files? Also, how are they caching their shared folders.

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