OK, so Roaming Profiles, nothing too drastic or ground breaking about them. I am having a bit of an issue here. I have one client, who is an IT management broker. He has clients, and sends me out to do the work. A couple weeks ago he sent his father-in-law out (who also does the same thing) to setup a VPN and a roaming profile for one of our biggest clients. A week later I am asked to go out to the same place because they were having issues. To say the least, his father-in-law is an idiot. Didn't setup the VPN correctly and further more the roaming profile didn't work.
Here's my problem now that it's in my hands. We have the VPN setup and the computers are talking to the server. HOWEVER, the profile of this one user is 17GB. In this 17GB of data, he has an archival PST that he uses in Outlook. This PST file is about 3.6GB in size. The PST is located inside of My Documents in his profile. When I went to synch, it started to take it with it. Now it should, but I have an issue with this. Everytime that PST is modified, and he goes to synch with the server, it's going t synch that PST.
My question is, are we goin to have major speed problems synchronizing the files? As in are we going to sit here for hours waiting for it to synch a 3.6GB file? The user of the machine is always off site, never is he in the same network as the server. So all the synchronizing goes over the Internet via VPN. Should we find a different solution to have all of his files synchronized in the local network? I can setup to synch the files in the local network (he uses 3 different computers at the office he's in). Or should I stick to synchronizing it with the server?
Edited by Jimboscomp, 28 September 2008 - 02:39 AM.