My Documents Redirect/Sync Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Richard K, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    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
     
    Richard K, Dec 12, 2008
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  2. Richard K

    afeiner Guest

    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/library/cc759721.aspx
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > -Richard K






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    afeiner, Dec 12, 2008
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  3. 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.aspx?scid=kb;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
    news:...
    >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
    >
    >
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Dec 12, 2008
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  4. 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.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 13, 2008
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