[Samba] Off line folders

Collins, Kevin KCollins at nesbittengineering.com
Mon Jan 10 13:19:47 GMT 2005

I may be able to help on this one...we were having a similar problem and
just last week cured it. (I hope!) 

I had to do two things:

1). On the clients having this problem, edit this registry key:
lineOnSlowLink".  If it's not there (as in my case) you may have to add the
last key.  Make sure it's a DWORD Value when you add it.  Then set it's
value to "1".  Restart the computer.

2). Next define a group policy that determines what a "Slow Link" is.  Run
"GPEDIT.msc" from a command line and then look for the following selection:
"Computer Configuration->Adminstrative Templates->Network->Offline
Files->Configure Slow Link Speed".  I set it to a ridulously low speed - 32k
- as I never hope to see my 100Mb/s network reduced to that little amount of
bandwidth.  Since then my users have not been offline once. (Unless of
course they actually are disconnected from my network.)

I hope I've helped.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Graeme Walker [mailto:glug at walk.co.za] 
> Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 2:24 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Off line folders
> Hi
> I keep having problems with XP machines connecting to a Samba 
> server (3.0.9), where the users keep going off line, small 20 
> user network, not network perfomance issues.
> Disable off line folders and all works. Reason for off line 
> folders, it is a laptop and mydocs sits on server, also acts 
> as a backup and server is backed up.
> Thanks
> Graeme 
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