Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Offline Home Drive for Staff????? in Technical; Good Morning
Bit stuck as I need staff with laptops to be able to save things on their own Home ...
19th August 2013, 08:37 AM #1
Offline Home Drive for Staff?????
Bit stuck as I need staff with laptops to be able to save things on their own Home Drives and a staff shared area even when not connected to the internet. I want it so synchronise then when they come back on the network. Has anybody got a clue on how to do this on group policy? I've looked on various tutorials and it hasn't worked so if anybody has any others or has their own way I would really appreciate the help
19th August 2013, 08:49 AM #2
you need to set the shares to enable caching and under computer config admin templates\network\offline files i tend to set
subfolders always avaliable offline enabled
allow or disallow use of offline files feature enabled
prevent use of offline files folder dissabled
remove make avaliable offline command disabled
a lot of the other setting are for xp and do squat
there are also similar settings for users
i also set some as i have the opposite set on other users/pcs in higher ous so i make sure to overwrite the settings.
19th August 2013, 09:03 AM #3
Ok thankyou for all the info. I know this might sound noobish... But is there any chance you can let me know how to set shares to enable caching on Windows Server 2008R2? Thankyou
19th August 2013, 09:14 AM #4
Thanks to sted from:
abillybob (19th August 2013)
19th August 2013, 09:20 AM #5
You're a star thankyou mate will give it a go!!!
19th August 2013, 09:54 AM #6
I've relied on offline files since 2001 for my users.
Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth
For windows 7/ 2008r2 you must install the "enterprise hotfix rollup" KB 2775511 on your dc's fileserver and clients. Also install the re-released kb 2732673 which prevents the data loss bug regression. Otherwise you will experience a lot of pain.
Last edited by psydii; 19th August 2013 at 09:58 AM.
19th August 2013, 11:10 AM #7
Can you elaborate on that? I've been using offline files for laptop staff for a year now and haven't noticed any unusual problems.
Originally Posted by psydii
19th August 2013, 11:42 AM #8
Windows 7 sp1 has problems caused by multiple bugs in the networking, redirector stack and the offline cache service.
For a summary look at what is fixed by the enterprise rollup.
19th August 2013, 02:08 PM #9
OK Has worked and hasn't at the same time. The Home Folders will now sync without a problem though Staff can't seem to access Staff Share and Pupil share as it says Due to restrictions on this computer blah blah..... I'm a little confused if I'm honest as on some computers the pupil share and staff shre will be there and on others they won't even show up??? PLEASE HELP!!!
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