I’ve been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue.
I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting for force local profiles…. now onto the problem.
What I am trying to do is have my teachers accounts log onto their laptops using their domain credentials. Once logged in their desktop and documents are redirected to a network share //server/redirects/documents/.
This works fine when the computer is connected to the domain network. Offline File Sync works great and caches the files locally.
However this all breaks down when the user logs in when the computer is no longer connected to the domain network. When the user logs in the desktop and documents are empty. What I find very odd is if I manually go to the offline file folder all of the files are there, The group policy folder redirection does not execute to the offline folder. Is this by Design? (It does not work like this on Vista, I have the exact same group policy settings set on vista machines and it works flawlessly).
When I look at the event log there is no folder redirection events at all when user logs in and is not connected to the network.
In addition a new profile is create in c:/users/username.domain.00x. Every log in creates an additional profile. There is a event that states that a registry files were still in use.
Any help would be appreciated.