Offline Files continually go offline

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Offline Files continually go offline

Postby Joseph » Sat, 27 Sep 2003 05:52:09 GMT

I have a user who is using offline files to synchronize 
files from the server to his laptop for remote use. The 
synchronization works fine but multiple times a day, while 
connected to the network, the machine disconnects from the 
server and goes into offline mode. When in the office I 
need the machine to work in online mode. 

Has anyone seen or experienced this problem? 

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