[gptalk] Re: Folder redirection and offline files relationship

  • From: "prankmonkey" <prankmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 00:34:09 +1000

Apologies for the confusion. I should probably clarify. I understand how
offline files and folder redirection work. However, for instance we redirect
Application Data. When the user is on the network, any application trying to
write to the %APPDATA% environment variable say during installation will get
written to the network location and not C:\Documents and
Settings\Username\Application Data. As far as I understand, if a user
disconnects from the network, the folders are in offline mode and
applications trying to write to the Application Data folder are held in the
offline files cache. Once it reconnects to the network the synchronization
manager attempts to sync the files that are in the cache with the redirected
folder. Essentially, if we turn off offline files, then (I assume) we have
to turn off folder redirection for those users?


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Shane Williford
Sent: Friday, 30 May 2008 11:35 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Folder redirection and offline files relationship

Prankmonkey,
Your question is a tad confusing, but let me give it a shot...

Yes, by default, if you set folder redirection, offline file/synchronization
occurs as well. If you have Offline Files enabled, synchronization will
occur when a user logs off/shuts down their laptop and that places (yes) a
copy of folders & files locally on their system. Once re-connected to the
network, synchronization will reoccur and any file/folder modifications made
locally will be updated on the network. So yes, the only way the network
file would get updated is for the user to reconnect to the network.

Shane M. Williford
Systems Administrator
MCSE, MCSA Sec, Sec+, Net+, A+
Mazuma Credit Union
9300 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64131
shane.williford@xxxxxxxxxx
816-361-4194 x6012


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of prankmonkey
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 8:27 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Folder redirection and offline files relationship

We currently have offline files enabled for our laptop fleet and we also
utilise folder redirection, redirection My Documents and (ahem) Application
Data. It is my understanding that once folder redirection is enabled then
those folders that are redirected are set to synchronize. If we turn off
offline files how does folder redirection work if the user is offline? In
other words, if they are not connected to the network, yet we have offline
files enabled do the files simply stay on the local system and never get
synchronised or ....?

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