offline files go offline after a while



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offline files go offline after a while

Postby david » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:36:06 GMT

My offline files just seem to go 'off line' all the time. When they go 
offline, the offline folders (which are mapped as drives) only show the 
files that are available offline, and don't try to reconnect.

Possibly my offline files are going offline because of Idle Session Timeout.

On the Server (SBS 2003), at the command line, NET CONFIG SERVER shows

Idle session time (min)    15

This would suggest that if I don't use the network shares for 15 minutes, 
they are automatically disconnected.
And that browsing an offline folder does not cause a reconnect.

Is this likely to be the problem? Should I change this setting?

If I futz around with a UNC path to a different folder, I can reconnect, and 
the offline folders reconnect.

This is dysfunctional. I would like to have some offline files in some 
offline file folders, but when I am connected I would like to see all of the 
files in the server folder.

I don't see other people asking about this problem.  Am I the only person in 
the world who has not shared "all files and folders" in the offline folder? 
If not,

any suggestions what should I do to fix this?


Re: offline files go offline after a while

Postby Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 00:09:54 GMT

You might check out  http://www.**--****.com/ 
Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost
..but this should affect mapped drives only, and folder redirection/offline 
files is generally accomplished via UNC path.

I suggest you post in - SBS does many things its own 
way and you can inadvertently mess things up if you aren't careful.

My personal take is, offline files are a bad idea especially on 
LAN-connected workstations. On laptops or remote PCs one might make a case, 
but I've seen too many people lose data with it to trust it. 

Re: offline files go offline after a while

Postby david » Sat, 06 Dec 2008 08:44:35 GMT

> My personal take is, offline files are a bad idea especially on 

Ok... I can't make it work, so gone it is.


"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" 

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