Offline folders keep going offline



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Offline folders keep going offline

Postby Adrian Marsh (NNTP) » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:11:46 GMT


On my SBS network, I make use of Offline Folders within XP, mapped to
shares on my SBS server (home areas etc).

Its a simple LAN (one subnet, approx 60 PCs).

CPU of the server is averaged at 10-20%.

However for some reason, my PC and several others keep loosing
connections to the shares, and put themselves in offline mode.

I've checked the event logs of clients/servers, and don't see anything

Any tips on debugging why this keeps happening?


Re: Offline folders keep going offline

Postby Adrian Marsh (NNTP) » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:18:00 GMT

Sorry forgot to say:

Using my PC as a template:

- Desktop Machine (XP Pro, loads of RAM/CPU spare)
- ICMP time to server is <1ms constantly

Not sure what else triggers Offline files to kick in..


Re: Offline folders keep going offline

Postby Adrian Marsh (NNTP) » Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:07:20 GMT

Anyone have an idea for debugging this?
Would adding a second DC help? Or making the share part of DFS and 
adding a second server?

Re: Offline folders keep going offline

Postby Adrian Marsh (NNTP) » Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:22:14 GMT

anyone ?

Re: Offline folders keep going offline

Postby Jim Behning SBS MVP » Wed, 19 Sep 2007 21:54:45 GMT

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:22:14 +0100, "Adrian Marsh (NNTP)"

I am suffering this with some laptops. Look for my thread elsewhere. I
was told to change the power settings and update nic drivers. I will
try that today and report back in my thread.

No a second DC and dfs is not the solution. I have plenty of accounts
that do not have this issue. Currently it appears that just 2 accounts
that have Dells are having this issue. Actually 3 accounts. Another
sympton is that they cannot \\servername but can \\serverip to see
shares. Taht is my quick test of broke or good.

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