Disable reminder balloons

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files


Hides or displays reminder balloons, and prevents users from changing the setting.

Reminder balloons appear above the Offline Files icon in the status area to notify users when they have lost the connection to a networked file and are working on a local copy of the file. Users can then decide how to proceed.

  • If you enable this policy, the system hides the reminder balloons, and prevents users from displaying them.
  • If you disable the policy, the system displays the reminder balloons, and prevents users from hiding them.
  • If this policy is not configured, reminder balloons are displayed by default when you enable offline files, but users can change the setting.

To prevent users from changing the setting while a policy is in effect, the system disables the Enable reminders option on the Offline Files tab.

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This policy appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both policies are configured, the setting in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting in User Configuration.

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To display or hide reminder balloons without establishing a policy, in Windows Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the Offline Files tab. This policy corresponds to the Enable reminders check box.

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