Group Policy best practice for redirection.
I look after a small primary school that has around 70 workstations and 20 laptops. Each user has had their document, picture and favorites folders redirected to their own share in their home directories and each user has shared access to a "common" folder. I redirect everyone's desktop to the same location so everyone sees the same thing. I notice that Windows 7 have sync center enabled by default for files to be available offline. Can someone tell me if its completely necessary to have this enabled? Ideally i would want all desktops/laptops to just redirect folders and for files to only be available if their connected to the network. My question is what are the benefits of having offline files enabled part from it being available when off the network, faster when on a slow network and still being able to access files if the server is down. Also what do you practice at your schools for redirection, do you have any better methods?
Sorry for the vague question, i get vague answers from Google and thought i would see what other techs do.