Keep offline files from going offline with slow connection

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Keep offline files from going offline with slow connection

Postby Mick » Sun, 02 Mar 2008 08:39:46 GMT

I am having a hard time keeping systems from going off line when
connected via VPN or even a 10 meg (or better even) wireless. We need
off line files enabled, but ONLY when they are really off line. I
tried setting the GPO for the "Configure slow link speed" to 1 so that
even if it is a 1k connection it will still stay on line, but they
still go off line when on VPN or wireless. Again, it's not even slow
connections that it is doing this with, so I'm a bit lost...

Any idea what I can do about this?

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