Vista not able to sync back Offline File RRS feed

  • Question

  • Sorry or the cross post (I also post in VistaNetworking)  I was not sure where to post.


    I am planning a Vista SP1 rollout and testing the Offline and Folder redirection feature.

    Here is my setup:
    Windows 2008 AD
    Windows 2008 File Server that host the users profile.

    I am having problem with Vista SP1 not being able to connected back to the Folder Redirection Share and synchonize the files that were created offline.

    - I have added a GPO for Folder Redirection.  Works great.  I am able to redirect My Document and Favorites to a network share.

    Here are the scenario and behavior:

    If I create a file or folder while connected, It cache the file OK = No Problem here.

    If I unplug the network cable, (So I am disconnected) create a file in my Document,  plug back into the network, Vista NEVER synchronize back to the Share server.

    I have added the column in Vista : Offline Availability and Offline Status: the file that I created offline shows up like this :"OFFLINE (NEED TO SYNC)"

    Thanks for any help


    Friday, February 6, 2009 12:13 PM


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    I only get this behavior on Windows 2008.

    If I move my share on a Windows 2003 SP2 R2, my Vista sync up right away when they are back online.

    Anyone has seen that behavior?


    Friday, February 6, 2009 1:32 PM
  • Hi JP

    You might want to ask our experts on the Windows Server 2008 forums.

    Here is a lonk to those forums, for your convenience.

    Windows Server 2008 Forums

    Hope this helps.

    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:15 PM