Syncronizing Remote Users Laptops to their Network Shares
For all intents and purposes, our teachers are pretty much remote users. They take their laptops home, do all their work at home, and bring them in to utilise their productions in the classroom.
Since we moved to windows 7, we moved away from redirecting their My Documents to their folder on the staff network share, as whenever they were actually creating and saving documents, they were away from the network, and as such their My Documents wasnt available (and this redierection not available caused all sorts of issues with XP)
Now with 7, Ive partitioned their HD, they have a D: drive where all their work goes, and they are told they need to copy it to their Home Folder on the server to ensure it is backed up hourly etc.
Is there anything I can use that will sync their Documents folder to their home folder on the server once they connect to our school network (and only their documents, we let staff keep their Itunes, personal photos, etc etc on their D: Drive, so I dont want that Syncing back to the server)
THey all have VPN access to their school Shared folders, but I wouldnt want / trust them to do anything via that, I want something automated. I used Microsoft SyncToy with a couple of staff with XP as an experiment, and it served well, but it was reliant on the staff running it manually. Im looking for something similar to the synctoy from microsoft.. but automatic.. Cheers.