Please explain offline files

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I'm working on a network that was setup by someone else, and I'm confused by the setup. It is a 2000 server and each client has a home directory on the server, and it is mapped to thier H:\ drive. Their My Documents is also pointed to the H:\ drive. Now offline files are enabled and all of the H:\ is setup as offline files and it syncronizes at logoff. My question is where does it sync to and what is the benefit of this if all the files they are using are on their H:\ drive on the server.
 
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Here is a brief tourtorial -

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/learnmore/offlinefiles.mspx

also look at this -

http://www.winnetmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=9094

I'm working on a network that was setup by someone else, and I'm confused by the setup. It is a 2000 server and each client has a home directory on the server, and it is mapped to thier H:\ drive. Their My Documents is also pointed to the H:\ drive. Now offline files are enabled and all of the H:\ is setup as offline files and it syncronizes at logoff. My question is where does it sync to and what is the benefit of this if all the files they are using are on their H:\ drive on the server
This is easy enough to test - Take a laptop off the network and log onto it and try to access My Documents. I would think that it synchornizes with their standadard My Documents folder on their PC so they take it home and they make changes to their my documents they come back in and it resyncronizes with the lan My Documents folder and everything they worked on is now the updated version.

Basically its a way to make the users THINK they are only working with 1 set of files when all reality you have doubled the number of files and made it so there is a potential for sync problems and whatnot. In all a good concept except when there are problems with it.
 
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