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    Logging into Win 7 laptops offline

    Hi!

    I am trying to do some testing with running Windows 7 laptops as we are still on XP. So far the testing isn't going great as I've pretty much fallen at the first hurdle.

    I've added the laptop to the domain but when I disable the wireless and unplug the network cable I can't log in while its offline (Simulating teachers taking there laptops home). I'm getting the error message:"There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.".

    Now i might be missing something really obvious here so apologies if i am!

    Thanks!

    Jak

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    try..

    <laptopname>\Username
    Password

    You would need to create an offline user for them to use. (unless there an other way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakG View Post
    Hi!

    Now i might be missing something really obvious here so apologies if i am!

    Thanks!

    Jak
    Will need to enable cached logins if you want them to use the one from school, rather than a seperate local login.

    Steve

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    Hi,

    do you have a GPO does not allow to log on locally if network not present. is something like do not allow temporary profiles?

    thanks

    robs

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    The really obvious question is: Has the account that you're trying to log on with offline been logged onto that computer before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    The really obvious question is: Has the account that you're trying to log on with offline been logged onto that computer before?
    Thanks for all the replies. Yes it has. I'm experienting with with GPO's now.

    Thanks all.

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    Do you maybe have any group policies that explicitly disable the offline files? If I remember correctly, Offline Files is enabled by default in Windows 7, so it should try to automatically cache the user files onto the computer after you have logged in as the user. Once offline, it should allow you to log in as that user. We have been using offline files here for years. We have problems sometimes with conflicting files (and then that locking up the sync process), but it goes pretty smooth for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    try..

    <laptopname>\Username
    Password

    You would need to create an offline user for them to use. (unless there an other way)
    you can also use

    .\<localusername>
    <password>

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    Quote Originally Posted by falko1 View Post
    you can also use

    .\<localusername>
    <password>
    Ill have to give that ago.

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    It's perfectly possible, as it's what I have set up here.

    As others said above you will need to make sure offline files are enabled, login without network connection is allowed, profiles are cached (ie no delprof or anything running on logoff) and that the account has been logged on, synchronised and logged off at least once on the laptop in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    try..

    <laptopname>\Username
    Password

    You would need to create an offline user for them to use. (unless there an other way)
    Yes there is as has been pointed out in this thread, you cache peoples login details so that even when not connected to the network, i.e at home or even in a school building with not networking, the user can carry on as normal and if using offline files as well they can edit and create documents which are then synced the next time the user connects to the network.

    Ben

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    Sorry to hijack, but other people may be interested too...

    Does anyone have any ideas how the taskbar balloon saying "You've been logged in with a temporary/cached profile" (or something to that effect) can be suppressed when offline, or am I doing something wrong? I can't remember if this was a profile problem or because it was actually offline seeing as I haven't had a play with it in a while.
    Last edited by Blue_Cookeh; 28th March 2012 at 04:51 PM.

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    The only time that warning comes up is if the profile has not loaded correctly - if the cached profile loads fully then that warning shouldnt appear.

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    Yeah, that is usually a problem with the actual profile on the system, not the fact that they are using Offline Files. I actually just commented on this very subject the other day here on EduGeek, here is what said then, hope it helps:

    How exactly are you deleting the user accounts on the system? In the XP days, you could just go into Documents and Settings and manually delete a profile folder and now have any problem. But in 7, you need to actually remove the profile from the System Properties window (Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings > User Profiles), otherwise, even though the user profile will be removed, the registry entry for the user profile will still be on the system. Therefore, when you log in, you get a temporary profile every time you try and log in with that account. To actually remove it (after manually deleting the user profile folder), you have to delete the registry key at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. You should see some keys under there that will mention the users local path under the ProfileImagePath setting. Just delete that entire key and try logging on as the user again to see if does anything for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falko1 View Post
    you can also use

    .\<localusername>
    <password>
    I think he's trying to get into the domain profile offline, and not the local admin account.

    Just so we're all sure of what you've done thus far... You've already joined this laptop, and user to the domain right?

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