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Default Cache Size for Offline Files Not working

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  • Windows 8.1 is not correctly apply the Default Cache Size/Limit Disk Space Used by Offline Files policy.
    I have followed this guide.

    http://www.falconitservices.com/support/KB/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=158

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Offline Files

    I have configured the policy as follows:

    Locate the following policies:

    • Limit disk space used by off line files (DISABLED)
      Disabling this policy allow limits higher than the default 10% of disk capacity to be used for Offline file cache.
    • Default cache size (10000)
      Enabling this policy and configuring a cache size allows you to set the % of disk size that the cache will use.
    • Prohibit user configuration of Offline files. (DISABLED)
      Disabling this will allow users to manually set their own % of disk size that the cache will use.

    After setting the GPO I formated my CSC and logged in to see what the new setting was.

    The result of this in Windows 8.1 was that an offline files cache of 1.29Gb (0.6%) would be created on my 200GB C: drive.

    I tried changing the size to 9500 and 9700 but both are still setting a default cache of less than 1 percent.

    I re-applied the GPO on several occasions using gpupdate /force to no avail.

    There seems to be a bug in Windows 8.1 with the processing of this GPO item preventing it from creating a cache.

    I checked the registry and the values entered into the GPO are what show in the registry.
    If I disable the GPO and manually assign a cache size of 100% it works no problems.

    I just want to set the default cache to be something closer to 90% then 1%


    • Edited by burnin Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:58 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:58 PM

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