Synchronize all offline files before logging off

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Offline Files


Determines whether offline files are fully synchronized when users log off.

This policy also disables the Synchronize all offline files before logging off option on the Offline Files tab. This prevents users from trying to change the option while a policy controls it.

  • If you enable this policy, offline files are fully synchronized. Full synchronization ensures that offline files are complete and current.
  • If you disable this policy, the system only performs a quick synchronization. Quick synchronization ensures that files are complete, but does not ensure that they are current.
  • If you do not configure this policy, the system performs a quick synchronization by default, but users can change this option.

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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 change the synchronization method without setting a policy, in Windows Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the Offline Files tab, and then select the Synchronize all offline files before logging off option.

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