How to find out if uses make folder available offline?


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Colin chaplin

Hi All.


I want to get a view across my organisation how many users right click on
folders and select "make available offline" (in other words how many users
are syncing network drives and what network drives) - any idea how?

My thinking was that the folders selected must be in the registry somewhere,
perhaps I could write a little app that sits in the login scripts that'd
suck that out and write it to a file, or something similar.

However, I don't know where to start or what to do. Do you ?

Cheer

Colin
 
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Jerold Schulman

Hi All.


I want to get a view across my organisation how many users right click on
folders and select "make available offline" (in other words how many users
are syncing network drives and what network drives) - any idea how?

My thinking was that the folders selected must be in the registry somewhere,
perhaps I could write a little app that sits in the login scripts that'd
suck that out and write it to a file, or something similar.

However, I don't know where to start or what to do. Do you ?

Cheer

Colin
I don't but:
In a Windows 2000-based DFS environment you can prevent a share from being made
available offline by opening the share's properties, clicking Cache, and then
clearing the check box to make files available offline.

Jerold Schulman
Windows: General MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
 
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Colin chaplin

I don't but:
In a Windows 2000-based DFS environment you can prevent a share from being
made

Bad form I know, but I've done some more digging and found

HCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\Share\//unc/toshare
(yes the blackslashes of the UNC are, erm, forwardslashes)

And UNCs are added here when you make the folder or a folder inside the
share available off line.

Trouble is, it doesn't show exacly _what_ folders are available offline
(unless it's in the binary value it stores, which I don't thnk so)

Anyone got any further ideas ?
 

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