How to get redirected my documents to stay offline at remote offic

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by PC, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. PC

    PC Guest

    have a 2003 network with a WAN link between offices A and B and file
    servers and DCs in each office. User Freddie has folder redirection and
    offline folders configured for "My Documents" and points to
    \\LAN-A-Server\userdocs\freddie\mydocuments.

    When he travels to LAN B he authenticates successfully against LAN-B-DC.
    His redirected "My Documents" goes online as slow link detection reacts to
    the link to the authenticating DC and not to the link to the data (3 2048byte
    ICMP packets to the DC see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816045
    for
    details) so his access to "My Documents" occurs across the WAN link = slow.

    I can't just disable non-server traffic over the WAN link as part of the
    point of having a WAN is so that users can access files on servers in other
    offices but I can't have roaming users use online access to their offline
    folders while in another office (my WAN crosses three continents and some
    awfully slow links are involved!). While it is theoretically possible to
    identify computers from LAN-A and, when they login to LAN-B that ICMP is
    filtered down to >2048bytes but that is a lot of work and maintaining that
    solution would be frightening.

    Ideas?
     
    PC, Nov 9, 2006
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  2. PC

    PC Guest

    Bump -- anyone have any ideas please?
     
    PC, Nov 10, 2006
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