[gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 15:15:35 -0500

In regards to what Darren said, see the following:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/distrib/dsef_tbs_derv.mspx?mfr=true

 

 

//signed//
Jamie R Nelson
Systems Engineer
Ingenium Corporation



From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:07 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

 

The default when you set up folder direction is that Windows also marks these 
folders as available offline. I'm wondering if something changed to remove 
that? Like a policy that disabled offline folders or a change in 
synchronization behavior?

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Tom Strader
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:49 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

 

The only setting I can see set from running RSOP is under the "User 
Configuration", Windows Settings, Folder Redirection, My Documents and that is 
showing:

 

\\servername\dataarea\username <file:///\\servername\dataarea\username> 

 

The odd thing is this has been set like this for more than 2 years and the 
laptop never complained before.

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:41 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

Do you have offline folders set up on those redirected My Documents folders? 
That is the default but it doesn't sound like that is happening.

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Tom Strader
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:38 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

 

That's correct, Darren. The laptop is tremendously slow when not on the network 
and any install defaults to look for the users network share area.

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:19 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Laptop issue

Tom-

What issue, exactly, are you having when users are offline? Are installs or 
updates failing because the network share is not available?

 

Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Tom Strader
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:06 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Laptop issue

 

List members, 

We have one Group policy defined within our network. All laptops and 
workstations are under this GP. 

We started seeing issues with the Laptops and their "My Documents" directory. 

In the GP, the " My Document" directory on all workstations is redirected to 
the users file area, exp: \\server\users\username 
<file:///\\server\users\username> 

When the laptops are off the network and the laptop owner wishes to install or 
update something, it still points to the network share.

The simple answer is to remove the laptops from under that GP, but I would like 
to design it so the "My Documents" area is still pointing to the network share 
when they return to the network.

What's the best way to handle this? 

Thanks, 
Tom Strader 
Server Systems Administrator 
NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center 
Charlotte, NC 28202 
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