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    Angry Disabling Offline files Server 2008 & Win 7 pro

    I'm pulling my hair out here so I'm hoping you guys can help.

    We have several suites of Student laptops that are running windows 7 pro and are joined to our school domain.

    We have 5 year groups, year 07 through to year 11.

    Each user has a home folder within their respective parent year group folder.

    The problem I'm having is that when 30 laptops login in at the same time (at the beginning of the lesson) many of the laptops won't have access to their home folders. If I log the student off, log back in as a network administrator, nagivate to the File server, open the year 07 (or 08,09,10,11 folder depending what year group the student is in) I notice that the parent folder is 'working offline' yet the other parent folders are as they should be. If I turn it back online and ask the student to log back in then everything works again.

    Now I believe the folder parent folder is switching offline because the the network slows right down (as it would if you've got 30 nodes connected to a single access point). Can I simply just disable offline files full stop because it just simply isn't needed for the students.

    I know my explanation might not be the best but this problem is driving me insane as I'm having to run around switching peoples folder back online.

    Thanks for reading.

    Tom.

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    yes just disable offline files VIA GPO or disable the service.

    look into getting another AP tho!

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    In a GPO go to Comp Config --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Group Policy

    Enable "Group policy slow link detection" and set it to 0

    Also, in Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> User Profile

    Enable "Do not detect slow network connections"

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    yes just disable offline files VIA GPO or disable the service.

    look into getting another AP tho!
    As far as I'm aware it is disabled in group policy on the domain controllers, could you be a bit more specific as to how to do it?

    We have 1 Aerohive AP is each class room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    In a GPO go to Comp Config --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Group Policy

    Enable "Group policy slow link detection" and set it to 0

    Also, in Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> User Profile

    Enable "Do not detect slow network connections"
    Thank you I will give this a try.

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    computer config >policies > windows settings > system services > offline files
    Assuming your laptops are in the same OU

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    computer config >policies > windows settings > system services > offline files
    Assuming your laptops are in the same OU
    Thanks for replying. I can't seem to find the group policy setting that your describing? It's Server 2008 R2 we're using.

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    GPO.png heres an example of services via GPO

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    GPO.png heres an example of services via GPO
    I've had a look in there but I can't find anything about offline files :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdh1987 View Post
    Thanks for replying. I can't seem to find the group policy setting that your describing? It's Server 2008 R2 we're using.
    It's computer config > policies > windows settings > security settings > system services > offline files

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    Services.png

    I can't see it :/

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    scroll down abit more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdh1987 View Post
    Services.png

    I can't see it :/
    You can't actually disable Offline files using GPO in Windows 7. If you look at the GPO closely, it's only supported on Windows 2000, XP, 2003.

    I'm referring to: Synchronize all offline files before logging off and Synchronize all offline files before logging on under:

    Computer Config > Policies > Admin > Templates > Network > Offline Files and

    User Config > Policies > Admin > Templates > Network > Offline Files

    The only way in Windows 7 (as others have stated) is to stop the service via GPO. You need to install RSAT on a workstation. When navigating to System Services in Group Policy Management, you'll be able to disable it, as it's reading the services from your workstation. There isn't an Offline Files service in 2008 R2.

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    Patch Patch Patch and then it might work properly without needing to try to disable it.

    There are bugs in every level of Windows 7 sp1 for the services used to deliver offline files/ folder redirection from the kernel through the network stack the redirector group policy the CSC and its GUI.

    Many of them are performance related. Latency is the killer for Windows 7 and in part that is caused by a buggy tcpip.sys.

    At least some of these (kernel and srv2.sys) are needed on the servers too (assuming Win2k8R2)

    Don't be put off by the apparently irrelevant hotfix descriptions, they are cumulative and thus contain updated version of fixes for issues that impact the area you are having a problem with. This isn't quite the full list of the most upto date version of the relevant components but it is quite close.

    "File not found" error message when you make changes to a file on a network share from a computer that is running Window 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
    Rdbss.sys 6.1.7601.21939 309,248 09-Mar-2012 12:15 x64
    Client only


    Improved interoperability between the BranchCache feature and the Offline Files feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Cscsvc.dll 6.1.7601.21920 694,784 10-Feb-2012 06:23 x64
    Msv1_0.dll 6.1.7601.21920 312,832 10-Feb-2012 06:25 x64
    Client only


    A hotfix is available that adds the FileFsSectorSizeInformation information class to Windows 7 and to Windows Server 2008 R2
    Ntfs.sys 6.1.7601.17693 1,660,272 16-Sep-2011 05:35 x64
    Ntfs.sys 6.1.7601.21820 1,660,272 16-Sep-2011 06:43 x64
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.17693 5,558,128 16-Sep-2011 05:35 x64
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.21820 5,551,472 16-Sep-2011 06:43 x64
    Srv2.sys 6.1.7601.17693 410,112 16-Sep-2011 02:46 x64
    Srv2.sys 6.1.7601.21820 409,600 16-Sep-2011 03:34 x64
    Ntkrnlpa.exe 6.1.7601.17693 3,967,856 16-Sep-2011 04:26 Not applicable
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.17693 3,912,560 16-Sep-2011 04:26 Not applicable
    Ntkrnlpa.exe 6.1.7601.21820 3,972,976 16-Sep-2011 06:20 Not applicable
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.21820 3,916,144 16-Sep-2011 06:20 Not applicable
    Server and clients

    Folder moved from an unpinned location to a pinned location is not available offline in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Cscapi.dll 6.1.7600.21137 46,080 26-Jan-2012 06:27 x64
    Cscdll.dll 6.1.7600.21137 30,208 26-Jan-2012 06:27 x64
    Cscapi.dll 6.1.7601.21908 46,080 26-Jan-2012 06:19 x64
    Cscdll.dll 6.1.7601.21908 30,208 26-Jan-2012 06:19 x64
    Csc.sys 6.1.7600.21137 514,048 26-Jan-2012 03:46 x64
    Cscmig.dll 6.1.7600.21137 137,216 26-Jan-2012 06:27 x64
    Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core-ppdlic.xrm-ms Not applicable 3,144 26-Jan-2012 06:46 Not applicable
    Csc.sys 6.1.7601.21908 515,584 26-Jan-2012 03:35 x64
    Cscmig.dll 6.1.7601.21908 137,216 26-Jan-2012 06:19 x64
    Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles-core-ppdlic.xrm-ms Not applicable 3,144 26-Jan-2012 06:42 Not applicable
    Cscsvc.dll 6.1.7600.21137 693,248 26-Jan-2012 06:27 x64
    Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mof Not applicable 1,776 25-Jan-2012 23:55 Not applicable
    Cscsvc.dll 6.1.7601.21908 693,760 26-Jan-2012 06:19 x64
    Microsoft-windows-offlinefiles.mof Not applicable 1,776 25-Jan-2012 23:53 Not applicable
    Client only


    You cannot print results to files by using web applications in Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 after you install security update MS10-061
    Spoolsv.exe 6.1.7601.17543 559,104 15-Jan-2011 11:11 x64
    Server and clients

    Slow performance when you enable IPsec encryption on a specific TCP port number in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 (latest versions of the following. Includes previous performance fixes, for server and clients)
    Fwpkclnt.sys 6.1.7601.21939 288,624 09-Mar-2012 15:37
    Tcpip.sys 6.1.7601.21939 1,902,960 09-Mar-2012 15:37
    Server and clients

    A hotfix that lets you diagnose mini-filter-based performance issues in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available
    Fltmgr.sys 6.1.7601.21910 288,624 28-Jan-2012 06:37 x64
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.21910 5,561,200 28-Jan-2012 06:37 x64
    Ntkrnlpa.exe 6.1.7601.21910 3,972,464 28-Jan-2012 06:18 Not applicable
    Server and clients

    AppLocker path condition does not work when a file name contains international characters in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Appid.sys 6.1.7601.21915 61,440 04-Feb-2012 10:21 x64
    Appidpolicyconverter.exe 6.1.7601.21915 148,480 04-Feb-2012 12:26 x64
    Appidsvc.dll 6.1.7601.21915 34,304 04-Feb-2012 12:27 x64
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.21915 5,561,200 04-Feb-2012 12:33 x64
    Appidapi.dll 6.1.7601.21915 50,688 04-Feb-2012 12:05 x86
    Ntkrnlpa.exe 6.1.7601.21915 3,972,464 04-Feb-2012 12:13 Not Applicable
    Ntoskrnl.exe 6.1.7601.21915 3,916,656 04-Feb-2012 12:13 Not Applicable
    Server and clients

    Variable %userdomain% roaming profile path is not resolved correctly in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista (Needed because of mof update)
    Profprov.dll 6.0.6002.22775 76,288 10-Jan-2012 14:45
    Profsvc.dll 6.0.6002.22775 406,016 10-Jan-2012 14:45
    Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 10-Jan-2012 11:11
    Clients only

    Stale user profile folders are not deleted completely in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 (WINDOWS 7 ONLY)
    Profsvc.dll 6.1.7600.21126 212,480 13-Jan-2012 07:59 x64
    Profsvc.dll 6.1.7601.21897 212,480 13-Jan-2012 08:13 x64
    Clients only

    SMB2 directory cache is not updated correctly if a file is deleted in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 (SMB2 directory cache is not updated correctly if a file is deleted in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2) (Mrxsmb20.sys 6.1.7601.21866 128,000 24-Nov-2011)
    Mrxsmb20.sys 6.1.7601.21866 128,000 24-Nov-2011 04:23 x64


    Paged pool memory leak when you access some shared files in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 (Paged pool memory leak when you access some shared files in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2) mrxsbm10.sys and mrxsmb20.sys 15-sept-11
    Mrxsmb10.sys 6.1.7600.21054 288,256 15-Sep-2011 02:42 x64
    Mrxsmb10.sys 6.1.7601.21819 288,768 15-Sep-2011 03:23 x64
    Mrxsmb20.sys 6.1.7600.21054 128,512 15-Sep-2011 02:42 x64
    Mrxsmb20.sys 6.1.7601.21819 128,000 15-Sep-2011 03:23 x64


    Group Policy LDR hotfixes:
    Logon scripts take a long time to run in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
    GetGPOList function does not return all GPOs in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 R2, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
    When you use a GPO for application deployment in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2, the deployment fails
    Group Policy logon scripts do not run in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences do not apply to Internet Explorer 9 in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain environment
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