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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    I use offline files with pre set locations of startmenu and document folders that are redirected. Staff at home just logon as normal and receive their cached local profile.

    Not too many problems at all

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgentl

    So if they dont log off but close lid it works fine, it's only when they try and log-on fresh from home it screws up? Are they plugging in to a home network / got wireless on by default and connecting to an unsecured wireless network near their home?

    I've seen laptops / pc's / even non-DC servers take an absolute eternity to log on when a network connection is present but no domain controller is available. Even though no re-directions are set, i'm assuming that it's things like the mapping of the drives, looking for the DHCP / DNS.

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    Have you tried hitting refresh (F5)? Although, I don't quite have the problem you specify, my redirected desktop completely disappears AFTER you have reconnected to the network and synchronised. It is quite annoying but F5 fixes it.

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    Anyone got an example of their setup for laptop's with the use of Offline Files? [i.e. a exported GP would be handy ]

    Been trying to set it up and going nowhere fast for some reason.

    It currently fails and stops when it cant sync certain types, but cant figure out why it stops the sync'ing process.

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    What are the errors?

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    Well... we managed to get it to work - god knows how.. it just started working after some fiddling.

    We spent most the day on it, so we pretty much know every setting in that section on the GP.

    The only real problem we have is that when logging on to the network after working offline and have made changes to a document, the system decides to not complete the login script [i.e. no mapped network drives except for the H drive which is the one being sync'd] and then it "requests permission" to reconnect & to close any programs open, so that it can sync, even though its already connected and when clicking OK, it sync's - but the problem is of course that the user has to log off and back on again to access the mapped drives.

    Couldnt find anything noticeable in the event log either

    Anyone seen this or have any ideas?

    So close the teacher laptop's solution we can taste it lol

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    That behaviour sounds quite normal to me. When you logon offline the logon script won't run. Unless you have mandantory profiles or you have asked the drives not to be persistant, the drive mappings should be saved with the profile - I think that's how it works here because all drives are in my computer even when offline.

    A quick workaround would be to create a shortcut to your logon script - double click on that to reconnect the drives.

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    Re: Teachers using laptops "offline" - advise needed urgently :(

    The only real problem we have is that when logging on to the network after working offline and have made changes to a document, the system decides to not complete the login script
    Maybe i was a little unclear but what I meant was that after reconnecting to the network after being offline, when you log on, the above in my previous post happens.

    Obviously, you wouldnt expect the logon script to work when you arent connected because it isn't "there" lol

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