Windows 7 Automatic Offline Files occuring on all shares
I'm gonna to scream in a minute but i cant quite fathom whats occurin' with this one.
Difficult to explain this one without giving some insight as to what we have setup so here we go:
With our computer replacement scheme, and some long hours by me, we've got a Windows 7 deployment system setup, along with a DFS Storage Share where the win7 roaming profiles and redirected folders point to (which as far as i can see / tested / used, is working a treat).
However, user naturally have to use shared documents on older storage systems - think the big old EMC Celera's type NAS systems - as this is a gradual process at the moment.
We've discovered, quite annoyingly, that users are getting a very strange issue when they access files on shared documents of these other storage systems that arent the roaming profile store.
For example, Word 2010 seems to create a .tmp file when the user uses a document from this shared area (permissions shouldnt be a problem as on this particular folder on this share, as 'Everyone' is set with Full Control), he's able to edit the document as normal, but when he saves it, it doesnt save it in the UNC path, although transparent to the user, it has, but it seems to have only saved it in the user's cache on his machine, and this .tmp file gets left in the UNC location.
Seemingly, this is Windows automatically caching files that the user uses on the network, however, I dont recall asking windows to do this, so is this "by design" and is there a way to turn it off so that only the roaming profile / redirected folders does it, and not every file on a share that the user connects with?
To note, I did try using the GPO setting "Prohibit 'Make Availabe Offline' for these files and folders" and removing the CSC etc etc, which after sorting out the users' profile, didnt seem to have the files re-cache, and I was hoping that this would help prevent it from happening but no dice unfortunately :(
As the description of that GP setting shows, it seems very much a GUI / prevent users from manually choosing to do it etc.
Cant seem to find any [obvious] setting to prevent windows from doing this.... just wondered if anyone has any ideas on this as this obviously is pretty rubbish and delaying me from finalising our new deployment of win7 etc, along with the few users that are piloting it at the moment.
Many thanks for anyone that can help with this one or has ideas on it :)
Similar issue. Same issue?
We're seeing a similar issue. I'm not sure if the save is saving it to a local cache though. How would I tell? Our scenario:
Randomly, Word 2010 will fail to save a document and the only thing left behind is a .tmp file with the last version of the document. All of the user's changes since the last save will not be there. The problem is very random though. Our machines are HP desktops or Lenovo laptops running Win7 x64 with Office 2010 x86. ESET is our AV. Our filers are Windows Server 2003 with the actual storage medium being NetApp SANs. We thought it was related to Win7 kb980232 hotfix, alas we've been able to recreate the problem with a clean install of Windows 7 x64 and Office 2010 x86 with no hotfixes and no add-ins installed. If there is interest, I can post the Word macro that we are using to recreate the problem.