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Folder Redirection Policy in Direct Access Enviroment

    Question

  • Hello everyone, we are using the folder redirect GPO that is working fine for all other users but one.  I have a specific issue where a remote agent using Windows 8.1 Enterprise lost connectivity to our network via direct access due to a certificate expiring. The agent was working offline for almost a month before the certificate issue was discovered and then repaired. After the direct access connection was re-established he is now getting an access denied to for the folder redirect on his my documents. What makes this frustrating is he can browse, and access, his previously synced networked drive through DNS, however, the changes and files that were created during the month gap have not synced and are not accessible. Any thoughts on how to fix this so he can re-sync his folders?
    Monday, March 30, 2015 5:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    >> the changes and files that were created during the month gap have not synced and are not accessible. Any thoughts on how to fix this so he can re-sync his folders?

    Based on the description, we can try to use mobsync.exe to trigger the sync. As the following blog suggests, we can run mobsync /logon for a quick sync that just pushes files we've updated on our laptop back to the server.

    The only way to work on a laptop: folder redirection and offline files

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jonathanh/archive/2004/05/02/124900.aspx

    In addition, regarding synchronization of offline files, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Offline Files made easier

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/omars/archive/2004/05/13/130940.aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    Thursday, April 02, 2015 1:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your response, it would seem though that my issue resolved itself on its own, after a few days of being dis-synced, the computer finally performed a sync on its own and resolved the locked out folder issue. Great links though :D I'll keep them for reference!

    Thursday, April 09, 2015 3:19 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    >> the changes and files that were created during the month gap have not synced and are not accessible. Any thoughts on how to fix this so he can re-sync his folders?

    Based on the description, we can try to use mobsync.exe to trigger the sync. As the following blog suggests, we can run mobsync /logon for a quick sync that just pushes files we've updated on our laptop back to the server.

    The only way to work on a laptop: folder redirection and offline files

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jonathanh/archive/2004/05/02/124900.aspx

    In addition, regarding synchronization of offline files, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Offline Files made easier

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/omars/archive/2004/05/13/130940.aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Thursday, April 02, 2015 1:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your response, it would seem though that my issue resolved itself on its own, after a few days of being dis-synced, the computer finally performed a sync on its own and resolved the locked out folder issue. Great links though :D I'll keep them for reference!

    Thursday, April 09, 2015 3:19 PM