Offline files not picking up new network files and folders

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Hi,

We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.

Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!

Jeff
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    for more information why:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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    On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    >
    >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    >
    >Jeff
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    If I read the documentation correctly, Windows XP should already assume that
    all sub-folders in an offline folder should be marked to sync:

    "In Windows XP Professional all the files in a redirected folder, including
    subfolders, are automatically made available offline. "

    It appears that the 2 Windows XP laptops that we have setup are doing just
    the opposite--they are not marking newly created network folders to be
    available offline on the laptops.

    I'll double-check the group policies, but since they haven't been modified,
    I expect that they should be set to the default.

    Jeff

    "Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:

    > You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    > for more information why:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx
    >
    > Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    > jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >
    > Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    > of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    > be answered depending on time availability....
    >
    > Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    > http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    > Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    > <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Hi,
    > >
    > >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    > >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    > >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    > >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    > >
    > >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    > >
    > >Jeff
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    However, you may have Win2K GPs that override this setting... :(

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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    On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:23:05 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >If I read the documentation correctly, Windows XP should already assume that
    >all sub-folders in an offline folder should be marked to sync:
    >
    >"In Windows XP Professional all the files in a redirected folder, including
    >subfolders, are automatically made available offline. "
    >
    >It appears that the 2 Windows XP laptops that we have setup are doing just
    >the opposite--they are not marking newly created network folders to be
    >available offline on the laptops.
    >
    >I'll double-check the group policies, but since they haven't been modified,
    >I expect that they should be set to the default.
    >
    >Jeff
    >
    >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    >> for more information why:
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx
    >>
    >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >>
    >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    >> be answered depending on time availability....
    >>
    >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    >> <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Hi,
    >> >
    >> >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    >> >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    >> >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    >> >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    >> >
    >> >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    >> >
    >> >Jeff
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Actually, the Group Policy Management Console can tell you whether or
    not a domain GP could be forcing the issue...
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/gpmcintro.mspx

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

    Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    be answered depending on time availability....

    Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

    On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:23:05 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >If I read the documentation correctly, Windows XP should already assume that
    >all sub-folders in an offline folder should be marked to sync:
    >
    >"In Windows XP Professional all the files in a redirected folder, including
    >subfolders, are automatically made available offline. "
    >
    >It appears that the 2 Windows XP laptops that we have setup are doing just
    >the opposite--they are not marking newly created network folders to be
    >available offline on the laptops.
    >
    >I'll double-check the group policies, but since they haven't been modified,
    >I expect that they should be set to the default.
    >
    >Jeff
    >
    >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    >> for more information why:
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx
    >>
    >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >>
    >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    >> be answered depending on time availability....
    >>
    >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    >> <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Hi,
    >> >
    >> >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    >> >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    >> >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    >> >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    >> >
    >> >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    >> >
    >> >Jeff
    >>
    >>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Could it have anything to do with the PDC being Windows NT 4 SP6?

    "Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:

    > Actually, the Group Policy Management Console can tell you whether or
    > not a domain GP could be forcing the issue...
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/gpmcintro.mspx
    >
    > Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    > jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >
    > Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    > of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    > be answered depending on time availability....
    >
    > Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    > http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    > Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    > On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:23:05 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    > <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >If I read the documentation correctly, Windows XP should already assume that
    > >all sub-folders in an offline folder should be marked to sync:
    > >
    > >"In Windows XP Professional all the files in a redirected folder, including
    > >subfolders, are automatically made available offline. "
    > >
    > >It appears that the 2 Windows XP laptops that we have setup are doing just
    > >the opposite--they are not marking newly created network folders to be
    > >available offline on the laptops.
    > >
    > >I'll double-check the group policies, but since they haven't been modified,
    > >I expect that they should be set to the default.
    > >
    > >Jeff
    > >
    > >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    > >> for more information why:
    > >> http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx
    > >>
    > >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    > >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    > >>
    > >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    > >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    > >> be answered depending on time availability....
    > >>
    > >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    > >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    > >> Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > >>
    > >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    > >> <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >Hi,
    > >> >
    > >> >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    > >> >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    > >> >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    > >> >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    > >> >
    > >> >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    > >> >
    > >> >Jeff
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Well, that rules out classic group policies.. :)

    Now to check the ADM templates (which I haven't worked with in
    years)...

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

    Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
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    On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 09:19:16 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Could it have anything to do with the PDC being Windows NT 4 SP6?
    >
    >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> Actually, the Group Policy Management Console can tell you whether or
    >> not a domain GP could be forcing the issue...
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/gpmc/gpmcintro.mspx
    >>
    >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >>
    >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    >> be answered depending on time availability....
    >>
    >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >>
    >> On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:23:05 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    >> <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >If I read the documentation correctly, Windows XP should already assume that
    >> >all sub-folders in an offline folder should be marked to sync:
    >> >
    >> >"In Windows XP Professional all the files in a redirected folder, including
    >> >subfolders, are automatically made available offline. "
    >> >
    >> >It appears that the 2 Windows XP laptops that we have setup are doing just
    >> >the opposite--they are not marking newly created network folders to be
    >> >available offline on the laptops.
    >> >
    >> >I'll double-check the group policies, but since they haven't been modified,
    >> >I expect that they should be set to the default.
    >> >
    >> >Jeff
    >> >
    >> >"Jeffrey Randow (MVP)" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> You need to change a group policy setting to make this work:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdc_mcc_oaiu.asp
    >> >> for more information why:
    >> >> http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/2004/02/06/68811.aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >> >> jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> >>
    >> >> Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    >> >> of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    >> >> be answered depending on time availability....
    >> >>
    >> >> Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    >> >> http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    >> >> Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >> >>
    >> >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:23:02 -0700, "JAStillwell"
    >> >> <JAStillwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> >Hi,
    >> >> >
    >> >> >We have two Windows XP Pro laptops where we setup offline files.
    >> >> >Consistently new folders that are created on the network do not get marked
    >> >> >'Make Avavilable Offline' when the laptop syncs with the network. All the
    >> >> >original sync'd folders get sync'd, but no the new ones.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Any ideas how to fix this are greatly appreciated!
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Jeff
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
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