Redirecting Desktops and Offline Files
Apologies if this has been posted before - I'm sure someone else has encountered this problem before.
OK, so Offline Files is a pain, but we finally got a handle on it with Group Policy, so we've got it behaving the way we want (XP only). But we want to start redirecting desktops, because no matter how many times we tell users their desktop isn't backed up, they insist on saving important documents there.
The problem we're having now is when we combine the two - when a user who uses offline files logs on to the network after doing some work at home, a message box pops up asking them to close open files. This is before the user has had a chance to do anything, so as far as they're concerned no files are open. This doesn't happen if the machine has been restarted (but laptop users never restart). Now surely plenty of organisations use redirected desktops in conjunction with offline files, so there must be a way around this. I even tried removing mobsync.exe from msconfig to prevent Windows from trying to synchronise at logon, but the message just appeared as soon as the first sync was initiated. I also tried excluding ini files in case desktop.ini was the culprit but no joy.