Windows 10: Windows 10 Offline Files GPO

Discus and support Windows 10 Offline Files GPO in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; After a bit of advice. My organisation have utilised offline files for as long as i can remember and has always been configured using GPO Offline... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MrABC123, May 10, 2017.

  1. MrABC123 Win User

    Windows 10 Offline Files GPO


    After a bit of advice.

    My organisation have utilised offline files for as long as i can remember and has always been configured using GPO Offline files area with great success and no issues. Since testing some Windows 10 Laptops with these GPO settings it appears to not apply to Windows 10 Devices. I am after some advice from anyone who has already gone down this route and come to a solution.

    Cheers

    :)
     
    MrABC123, May 10, 2017
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  2. How can Offline Files be configured for Windows 10 via Group Policy?

    I have problems when trying to get Offline Files working on Windows 10 (1511 10586.0 and 10586.104) when configuring it via Group Policy.

    Manually configuring Offline Files works so that proves that the share is configured correctly and it can work.

    I have 2x GPOs - one computer and one user. They're pretty simple - just enabling it, setting the administratively assigned location, and setting it to sync on logon/logoff/suspend. Checking gpresult and RSOP both show that the GPOs are being applied.

    If I go to Sync Center and click 'Manage Offline Files' it shows that it is enabled. In 'Set up new sync partnership' it has 'Offline Files' and clicking it tells me to go to Explorer and right click the folder and choose' Always available offline'. In 'View
    sync partnerships' nothing is listed despite the GPO having a folder set in 'Specify administratively assigned Offline Files'.

    If I right click a folder and add it to the sync partnership I can sync it. But the GPO settings to automatically sync during logon/logoff/suspend aren't done. In Sync Centre there are options to setup a schedule - for a specific time and also for events.
    But these events differ from what is available in the GPO. The GPO has options for logon/logoff/suspend but the manually setup schedule has options for logon/idle timeout/lock/unlock.

    It looks like Windows 10 Offline Files differs from what can be configured via Group Policy. Configuring it manually is a silly thing to do when hundreds of users are requiring this - that defeats the purpose of Group Policy.

    How can Offline Files be configured for Windows 10 via Group Policy?

    Original title: Windows 10 Offline Files via Group Policy
     
    Steve Maunsell, May 10, 2017
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  3. Change Offline Files in Windows 10 to "Disable offline files"

    I want to change the "Offline Files" in Windows 10 to "Disable offline files". All I have seen so far is how to disable or enable Offline Files. I can do those functions thru a GPO, etc.. but what I want to do is

    1. turn on the usability of Offline Files for the users

    2. Change the default so that Offline Files is turned off, unless the user turns it on
     
    Citizen316, May 10, 2017
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  4. Windows 10 Offline Files GPO

    indianacarnie, May 10, 2017
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