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    Synchronization, "system cannot find the file specified" admin assigned docs broken.

    I'm at wits end here and have exhausted google I feel like. So I have synchronization set through group policy. A group policy redirects a users "my documents" to their home folder (set through active directory user profile). This bit works fine. There's also another group policy that is set to administratively assign "\\%HOMESHARE%%HOMEPATH%", synch at logon and logoff, and work offline upon disconnect.

    The issue I'm having is that the administratively assigned my documents being available offline isn't happening consistently, the offline files aren't administratively assigned and further if I force it to be available offline I get "unable to make X available offline on X. The system cannot find the file specified."

    Using gpresult and rsop.msc I have verified that the computer is getting the proper gpos and settings applied to it but they don't seem to be working. My domain admin account works on any computer I try to log into and my offline files take. If I try it with new staff members none of theirs work. One of the users we've been having this problem with has been able to get her files to synch on my coworkers computer only, but not the other six computers & laptops I've tried. I have tried putting a user account outside of our OU structure and re-creating the GPOs with no luck, even using "%HOMESHARE%" as the admin assigned offline files.

    Any ideas? I've come to the end of the Internet I feel like, haha. Very frustrated with this issue.

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    Been a while but I think it refusing to accept the UNC path (which is obviously a server share) as its marked offline, hence the "unable to make X available offline on X. The system cannot find the file specified.". Think this only happens with redirections, bit of a quirk

    Try turning offline files of with a GPO reboot the PC and then try what you are doing.

    I might be a bit off Its been literally a few years since I ironed these problems out, but my setup has worked fine since and never bothered with offline synch stuff after.

    The problem I get is the odd random failed redirected of 'my documents'

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    Thanks for the suggestion but having it disable the settings, take affect, reboot, enable settings, apply settings, and reboot did not work =(. No idea what the issue is here

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    Have you seen this KB article?
    Error message during synchronization of offline files on a Windows XP-based computer: "Unable to Make 'filename.ext' available offline"

    Not the exact same error message but worth a look, I think.

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    Yeah I have, thanks for the help though. Even tried installing it regardless, didn't help my situation.

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    ended up being permissions, they need "traverse the directory" and the generic read, cleared it up for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goaliepride View Post
    ended up being permissions, they need "traverse the directory" and the generic read, cleared it up for us.

    Hi, I am having the same problems with all laptops here and I have tried everything and no success. But I haven't tried your solution; could you please give more details what you did to solve it.

    Thanks in advance.

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