Lengthy synchronizing with Server 2008 when logging off of workstation

By barth.travis ·

I have a small LAN with 5 Windows XP Pro workstations and one Windows Server 2008 configured as a domain controller and file server.

On the workstations the My Documents directory is redirected to the file server.

When logging off there is a quick message stating that something is synchronizing with the server. Sometimes the process takes a couple minutes (according to the person telling me about this).

Any ideas as to what is happening and why it takes extra time sometimes?

Thank you,


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Have you gone to look at the PC yourself?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Lengthy synchronizing wit ...

With a user who simply says 'something' is synchronizing.... I would think you would have gone to look at the PC yourself so you can figure out what that 'something' is.

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Is there anything that you need to Sync?

by Kenone In reply to Lengthy synchronizing wit ...

If not, turn the whole sync process off

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sync process off

by rubyvida1 In reply to Is there anything that yo ...

Double click on "My Computer"
Click "Tools" -> "Folder Options"
Click on the "Offline Files" tab
Uncheck the "Enable Offline Files" check box

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by barth.travis In reply to sync process off

This is what I'll do.

I've seen the machines do they synch, but I haven't seen one take an extended amount of time to do it. I am currently on a different island so I can't go see this for myself.

I'll have them disable the service and see if that makes them happy.

Thanks to all.


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