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Richard K
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      12-12-2008
I have set up my XP clients on an SBS 2003 R2 network to redirect My
Documents to the server. Every time the user logs off the sync process
starts and I can watch the progress. It eventually finishes possibly with
some errors on .dbf and .mdb files that do not sync.

1. Is there some way to tell the syncing "it's ok" if we have .dbf and .mdb
files that do not sync? Users think this is an "error" when it is more of a
warning and they get it every time. Can I just ignore certain file types
and how?
2. Should there also be a syncing when the user logs ON to their computer
(and not just the log off). I can see this coming in handy when a user has
a notebook and travels offsite editing documents and they need to get
resynced (back up to the server in this case because the notebook has the
lastest copy) when the log back into the network?

Thanks!

-Richard K


 
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afeiner
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      12-12-2008
On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:40:33 -0500, Richard K wrote:

> I have set up my XP clients on an SBS 2003 R2 network to redirect My
> Documents to the server. Every time the user logs off the sync process
> starts and I can watch the progress. It eventually finishes possibly
> with some errors on .dbf and .mdb files that do not sync.
>
> 1. Is there some way to tell the syncing "it's ok" if we have .dbf and
> .mdb files that do not sync? Users think this is an "error" when it is
> more of a warning and they get it every time. Can I just ignore certain
> file types and how?

You can exclude these files via the policy.
> 2. Should there also be a syncing when the user logs ON to their
> computer (and not just the log off). I can see this coming in handy
> when a user has a notebook and travels offsite editing documents and
> they need to get resynced (back up to the server in this case because
> the notebook has the lastest copy) when the log back into the network?

Once again the GPO let's you control pretty much everything.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc759721.aspx
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Richard K






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Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]
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      12-12-2008
1. See this KB - scroll down to the part about "exclusion error
suppression."

Files that you add to the Offline Files folder on a Windows XP-based
computer are synchronized when another person uses the computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811660

2. You can control when the offline files sync by going to Windows
Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> Offline. You can set it to sync at
logon if you wish.

"Richard K" <> wrote in message
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>I have set up my XP clients on an SBS 2003 R2 network to redirect My
>Documents to the server. Every time the user logs off the sync process
>starts and I can watch the progress. It eventually finishes possibly with
>some errors on .dbf and .mdb files that do not sync.
>
> 1. Is there some way to tell the syncing "it's ok" if we have .dbf and
> .mdb files that do not sync? Users think this is an "error" when it is
> more of a warning and they get it every time. Can I just ignore certain
> file types and how?
> 2. Should there also be a syncing when the user logs ON to their computer
> (and not just the log off). I can see this coming in handy when a user
> has a notebook and travels offsite editing documents and they need to get
> resynced (back up to the server in this case because the notebook has the
> lastest copy) when the log back into the network?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Richard K
>
>


 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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      12-13-2008
Richard K <> wrote:
> I have set up my XP clients on an SBS 2003 R2 network to redirect My
> Documents to the server. Every time the user logs off the sync
> process starts and I can watch the progress. It eventually finishes
> possibly with some errors on .dbf and .mdb files that do not sync.
>
> 1. Is there some way to tell the syncing "it's ok" if we have .dbf
> and .mdb files that do not sync? Users think this is an "error" when
> it is more of a warning and they get it every time. Can I just
> ignore certain file types and how?
> 2. Should there also be a syncing when the user logs ON to their
> computer (and not just the log off). I can see this coming in handy
> when a user has a notebook and travels offsite editing documents and
> they need to get resynced (back up to the server in this case because
> the notebook has the lastest copy) when the log back into the network?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Richard K


Are you certain you actually *need* offline files on your LAN-connected
workstations? I don't see the value - and I think there's a huge potential
for bad things to happen. You can (and should) use folder redirection
without having offline files enabled.


 
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