Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:39 AM
I am looking for a way to get an overview off all the synchronization conflicts that are present on +- 750 Windows 7 clients. I want to know which type of files are causing conflicts before configurating an automatic resolution.
I've been playing around with the OfflineFilesWMIProvider mentioned in http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2009/06/02/how-can-i-work-with-the-offline-files-feature-in-windows.aspx
But there doesn't seem to be a way to get the synchronization conflicts and errors from a client.
Any help would be greatly appreciated because our customer is pushing for a quick resolution of the large number of synchronization conflicts.
Thx in advance
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:39 PMModerator
Sorry that I don't know the answer and I don't have the time right now to research this. From the dearth of replies, it would seem others potential respondents are in the same situation (don't know, don't have time to research). Unfortunately a forum like this does not have a service level agreement.
If this is time-critical, I would suggest perhaps opening an official support incident with Microsoft.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:19 PM
Thanks for your reply.
I have already researched this myself thoroughly, I even looked at the offline files API but no luck. I also asked this question in a related official Microsoft support case but the support engineer advised me to ask this question on this forum :).
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:58 PM
The stratus is art of teh Folder2 objct of teh shell. You can query its status. I believe this is how the system generates the sync messages. It parks a change event on the folder and monitors or just runs the 'Synchronize' method which I believe stuffs a message in the eventlog.
In Vista and later yo can sync and check status with WMI.
You should be able to query the eventlog for folder sync errors.
The link I posted is the only object exposed to scripting from the Offline Folders(Files) API(?). Microsft actually calss this CSC (Client Side Caching).
It is 'Offline Files" and not folders becuse it is grnaualr to the file. Individual files can be named and 'pinned'. I is only usefu l for mobile devices and should be disabled by policy with workstations to prevent overloading the network. It hsa taken many bad experinces for some to read this footnote. On user wnated to sync a mutli GB folder locally because he thought his file access would be faster. You can imagine what happened every time he logged on and off becuse the files were large constantly changing MSAccess database files.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:16 PM
Here is the WMI interface to offline files API.
gwmi Win32_OfflineFilesChangeInfo -comp ws102
Here is how to eneble logging of sync errors.
Windows Vista and later are fully implemented but before that the support is not complete.
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