Offline files and SBS

About once a month, I get asked why “When I log off my machine, why do I get a load of sync errors?”

Well, that is because Microsoft offline files is attempting to protect you from syncing files such as database (mdb) files, or outlook data files (pst).

I looked to see if there was a way to tell the system to stop showing the error on the sync when you logoff your PC (because I would prefer not to synchronise unsupported files), but that is not possible.  

Therefore you have only one option and that is explained in this Microsoft Article.   It explains how to create a policy which you can add to the “Small Business Server Folder Redirection” policy, or create a new one specifically for this.

  2 Replies to “Offline files and SBS”

  1. February 20, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    But is there any way to lower the time the error stays displayed? This way the users can just walk away and after 10 seconds or so the error will go away and the computer will finish logging off.


  2. February 21, 2006 at 4:04 am

    Not that I know of James… Sorry 🙁

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