Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Disable Offline Files & Folders in Windows 7

If you need to disable Offline Files and Folders on a computer disabling the user side will still allow shares that have already been set to work offline to continue to do so. To disable all Offline Files and Folders on the computer edit your GPO and expand the following location:

·         Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files

Then set the following policy elements as listed below:

·         Allow or disallow use of offline files feature: Disabled
·         Prohibit user config: Enabled
·         Sync all offline files when logging on: Disabled
·         Sync all offline files before logging off: Disabled
·         Sync offline files before suspend: Disabled
·         Remove Make offline: Enabled
·         Prevent use of Offline Files folder: Enabled

Run a gpupdate on the computer or reboot it for the changes to take effect.

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