Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files


Determines whether the Offline Files feature is enabled.

  • If you enable this policy, Offline Files is enabled and users cannot disable it.
  • If you disable this policy, Offline Files is disabled and users cannot enable it.

This policy also disables the Enable Offline Files option on the Offline Files tab. This prevents users from trying to change the option while a policy controls it.

Offline Files saves a copy of network files on the user's computer for use when the computer is not connected to the network.

By default, Offline Files is enabled on Windows 2000 Professional and is disabled on Windows 2000 Server.

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To make changes to this policy effective, you must restart Windows 2000.

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To enable Offline Files without setting a policy, in Windows Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the Offline Files tab, and then click Enable Offline Files.