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Win2K Offline Network Folders

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tegal, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. Tegal

    Tegal Thread Starter

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    Hi, hope someone can help me here. Got a laptop with a new clean install of Win2K on a Win2K3 server network. User has network drives as all files are stored centrally on the server.

    When logged on to the laptop with the network Administrators profile I can select a mapped network drive and make it available off line - no problem at all, behaves exactly as I expect.

    When logged in as the primary user (who has admin privileges for the machine) I can't find any trace of the 'make available offline' option. It's not available to turn on in the Tools:Folder Options dialog, or from the Control Panel. Note: these problems are profile specific - I DO have these options as Administrator, but they have disappeared for the user.

    Am I missing something fundamental? Some little check-box hidden away somewhere? Or can I jump start it by manually running the Offline files wizard?

    On behalf of my frustrated user (and myself for that matter) I look forward to your replies.

    Tegal
     
  2. Lance1

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    What policies are set for this user on the server when they login? It may be a possibility that the Admin has removed that option.
     
  3. Techmonkeys

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    I have worked with offline files and folder synchronisation a little and from what I understand if you have enabled it as the admin, then it should be enabled for all users.
     
  4. Tegal

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    I agree, that's my experience and I'm surprised to find it doesn't seem to be the case at the moment.

    Where do I go to check this setting - the Domain Security Settings? This is an area I don't know much about. It was set up by an exteral support client (who will charge if I go to them for help so I'm exploring the cheaper options first).

    I'm now finding that I have the same problem on a brand new XP machine that's just been connected to the network, however established users can synchronise fine. Any further thoughts?
     
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