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    Offline Home Drive for Staff?????

    Good Morning

    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

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    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.

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    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

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    here you go
    sharecache.jpg

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    You're a star thankyou mate will give it a go!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    You're a star thankyou mate will give it a go!!!
    I've relied on offline files since 2001 for my users.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    I've relied on offline files since 2001 for my users.

    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.
    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.

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    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.

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    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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