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Setting Offline Files & Synchronization


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#1 valley_girl1919

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

OK at work we are setting each user's workstation to use offline files and synchronize at log off for user's My Documents. I am wanting to make sure this is the correct way to set it up. The following shows how the offline files are configured now:
1. On the user's workstation I go to My Computer\Tools\Folder Options and I enable Offline Files and set them to sync at log off. Now, we have each user's My Documents, which is located on their desktop, set to point to a back up server on the network- example: \\backupserver\users\users name. So actually their My Docs are on a shared network drive that we want to make available offline.
2. I right click on the user's My Documents, which is on their desktop pointed to their folder on the back up server, and select Make Available Offline. After the synchronization is through then it shows blue sync arrows. I make the users my docs folder available online, i don't right click and make their folder available offline from the shared network, I figure if their my docs on the desktop are pointing to that shared drive that by making their my docs folder available offline that is right. It's kind of confusing though.
Does this make sense? Or should I be doing this another way?

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