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By LEGJ1 ·
DO many people use the offline folders...other than for laptops and remote users? I have a raided server, but a somewhat unreliable ISP(usually goes down for a couple hours every month). I would like for users' docs to always be available, but offline folders seem to be a pain. My users will only get confused when they go OFFLINE and will call for help. I am thinking about simply redirecting the MY DOCS and leaving it OR using Home Directories(basically the same thing) and forgetting about offline access. Any suggestions? Seems Offline folders would generate a lot more network traffic that I do not want. My users would have an easier time understanding that they need to save/copy their critical docs (that need backed up) to their home directory or MY Docs folder. Also, you cannot easily synchronize PST files which is a problem. We have them located in MY DOCS folders.

Am I missing something in Win2k? What is everyone doing on small-medium sized networks? PS- If my ISP goes down, 80% of the users will still have ability to access their shares.

Advice? Thanks and have a great day!

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by Sojournist In reply to Offline Folders?

I'd suggest keeping folder syncronization for the your mobile users. Sounds like most of the issue can be solved with roaming profiles.

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by LEGJ1 In reply to Offline Folders?

Thank you for the advice

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by D_V Ant In reply to Offline Folders?

Do the obvious, change ISP's...
Other than that, let your users know that they will not be able to access the files when the ISP is down and hope it isn't costing you too much in lost productivity.

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by LEGJ1 In reply to Offline Folders?

Change ISPs... Basic advice that is already under consideration, but still good advice. Thanks!

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