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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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offline files

Synopsis

Configuring offline files on the client or server, enabling offline files on the client or server, make a file or folder available offline, synchronizing offline files, and working with offline files.

Procedures

For offline files to work, you have to enable and configure them both on the server and on the client. (They are enabled on the server by default in Windows 2000.)

Configuring Offline Files on the Client

Windows Explorer or My Computer Tools Folder Options Offline Files

If you choose to synchronize all offline files before logging off, you must schedule Synchronization Manager to synchronize offline files automatically when you log off. Enabling reminders and specifying a time interval for these will cause a Help balloon appear over the system tray (bottom right corner of desktop) when the network connection becomes unavailable.

Windows 2000 clients automatically utilize 10% of their available disk space for locally caching offline files. If this is not enough, you can change the value here. Clicking View Files opens a window that displays which files have been locally cached. (You can also put a shortcut on your desktop to the Offline Files folder, which is located within the user’s profile in the Documents and Settings folder.) Clicking Delete Files will let you delete your cached files but has no effect on copies stored on network file servers.

The Advanced button gives you more granular control of caching when you are accessing files on multiple ...

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