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.