[gptalk] Re: What would cause certain settings not to show for some users in A GPO

  • From: "Washington, Booker" <Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 17:32:37 -0500

Here is an update, which is rather confusing.

 

On the two computers thus far, the offlines files Tab is present, it is
enabled, but the option to uncheck it is grayed out.  On the systems
where the offline Files tab is not available, the settings show up under
the Modeling wizard.

 

Now the confusing part is, if the Policy is set to prohibit user
configuration of settings that SHOULD remove the Offline files folder
tab from folder options.

 

So why would the tab be there in the first place?.  It definitely seems
to be the source of the problem.

 

 

Thanks for that tip Omar.  It has me headed in the right direction

 

I just performed a test.  On my machine, I enabled the Prohibit users
from changing any cache configuration settings, and the offline files
tab reappeared.  As you can see below, this was already set to enabled
for the policy

 

My next test is to see if there could be any other polices overriding
this one.   I will also try changing the default domain policy for the
offline files and see if that affects the machine.

 

Very puzzling.

 

 

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Washington, Booker
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 1:24 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: What would cause certain settings not to show for
some users in A GPO

 

And let me add, for this one particular computer, offline files tab was
there, and it as enabled.  I will check the others, this could be a
start.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

________________________________

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Washington, Booker
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 1:18 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: What would cause certain settings not to show for
some users in A GPO

 

The Offline Files Tab is not even active in our environment(At least for
the majority of the computers I have come across), but I will check.

 

Here are my current settings

 

 

Administrative Templateshide <about:blank##> 

Network/Offline Fileshide <about:blank##> 

Policy

Setting

Action on server disconnect <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Specify how the system is to respond when a network server

becomes unavailable.

 

Action: 

Work offline

 

Never go offline = Server's files are unavailable to local computer

Work offline = Server's files are available to local computer

Policy

Setting

Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

When enabled, files from auto-cache shared folders are cached on

the local computer. Users can also select specific folders and

files to always be available when working offline.

Policy

Setting

Event logging level <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

 

Enter [0-3]: 

3

 

0 = Cache data corrupted

1 = Log 'server offline'

2 = Level 1 + log 'net stopped' and 'net started'

3 = Level 2 + log 'server available for reconnection'

Policy

Setting

Files not cached <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Files may be excluded from caching on auto-cache shared folders based

on their extension. Enter a list of extensions to be excluded.
Extensions

must be preceded by an asterisk and period. "e.g. *.dbf;*.ndx;*.lnk

 

Extensions: 

*.dbf

Policy

Setting

Initial reminder balloon lifetime <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Sets the lifetime of the initial notification balloon displayed

when an Offline Files event occurs.

 

Seconds: 

10

Policy

Setting

Prohibit user configuration of Offline Files <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Prevents users from changing any cache configuration settings.

Policy

Setting

Reminder balloon frequency <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Number of minutes between reminder balloons

 

Minutes: 

45

Policy

Setting

Reminder balloon lifetime <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Sets the lifetime of the balloon displayed periodically reminding

users of the current condition of Offline Files.

 

Seconds: 

10

Policy

Setting

Subfolders always available offline <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Ensures all subfolders are available offline when a folder is made

available for offline use.

System/Group Policyhide <about:blank##> 

Policy

Setting

User Group Policy loopback processing mode <javascript:void();> 

Enabled

Mode:

Replace

System/Logonhide <about:blank##> 

Policy

Setting

Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon
<javascript:void();> 

Enabled

 

Windows Settingshide <about:blank##> 

Folder Redirectionhide <about:blank##> 

Desktophide <about:blank##> 

Setting: Basic (Redirect everyone's folder to the same location)hide
<about:blank##> 

Path: \\mgt-filesrvr-01\profile$\%USERNAME%\Desktop

Optionshide <about:blank##> 

Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop

Enabled

Move the contents of Desktop to the new location

Enabled

Policy Removal Behavior

Restore contents

My Documentshide <about:blank##> 

Setting: Basic (Redirect everyone's folder to the same location)hide
<about:blank##> 

Path: \\mgt-filesrvr-01\profile$\%USERNAME%\My Documents

Optionshide <about:blank##> 

Grant user exclusive rights to My Documents

Enabled

Move the contents of My Documents to the new location

Enabled

Policy Removal Behavior

Restore contents

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 12:38 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: What would cause certain settings not to show for
some users in A GPO

 

I would check the particular computer that is not showing the offline
file

settings to see if Offline files are disabled.

 

Open windows Explorer

Select tools

Choose Folder Options

Select the Offline Files tab

Check to see if "Enable Offline Files" is checked or not.

 

Omar

 

-----Original Message-----

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On

Behalf Of Washington, Booker

Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 9:32 AM

To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: [gptalk] What would cause certain settings not to show for some

users in A GPO

 

I have GPO setup with folder redirection and Offline Files.  In the
offline

files section, on the file exclusion list, I just have *.dbf files
excluded.

 

 

When I run a GPO modeling wizard on some users, in the settings window,
the

offline files part of the GPO does not show, but the Folder Redirection

settings do show.  (Note, all of these settings are in the same GPO)

 

I am wondering if it could be a replication issue.  i.e, these people
were

just put on the new policy.  I had them run gpupdate /force, to get the

folder redirection part to kick in, and the entire GPO is set to wait
for

network at startup for Group Policy

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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