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  • Blog Post: Mark your July calendars: Upcoming chats on Backup/Recovery and Offline Files in Windows Vista

    I'm excited to announce two upcoming chats on some of the popular Windows Vista features owned by my team. On July 10, we'll answer questions about Offline Files in Windows Vista. On July 11, we'll answer questions about Backup, Complete PC Backup, System Restore, and Shadow Copies in Windows Vista....
  • Blog Post: Offline Files in Windows Vista

    Hi, I'm Navjot Virk, program manager for Offline Files in Windows Vista, and I'll be blogging a multi-part series about the new features in Offline Files. Offline Files is a feature of Windows Vista that enables access to files on an SMB server even when the client is not connected to the server....
  • Blog Post: TechEd video available for our session on Backup and Offline Files Features in Windows Vista

    If you didn't have a chance to attend TechEd, check out this video of Navjot Virk and Dan Stevenson presenting the new backup features and vastly improved offline files experience for Windows Vista. --Jill
  • Blog Post: How to synchronize Offline Files when you log off of Windows Vista

    Several customers have asked us about this recently. In Windows XP, you had the option of automatically synchronizing before logging off. Though this did ensure that your offline cache was up-to-date before you logged off, users often complained about this delay. In Windows Vista, if you want to ensure...
  • Blog Post: Updating your Offline Files cache in Windows Vista to point to a new server

    A newsgroup customer recently asked us how to synchronize his Offline Files with a server after the server had been renamed. Offline Files in Windows Vista provides scripting support to enable users to write custom scripts to perform such tasks. To illustrate this, one of our Offline Files developers...
  • Blog Post: Moving the Offline Files Cache in Windows Vista

    Several customers have asked us how to move the Offline Files cache location from the default location (c:\windows\csc) to another volume. Here is a procedure for doing this. From an elevated command prompt, run the following command: REG ADD "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC\Parameters...
  • Blog Post: Offline Files Beta Chat Transcript (July 20, 2006)

    Chat Topic: Live Chat on Offine Files Date: Thursday, July 20, 2006 Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator): Welcome to today’s chat with the Windows Core File Services Team on Offline Files. We will try to answer as many questions as we can today. Participants should type their questions, select the “Ask the experts...
  • Blog Post: Storage Tips: Read/write failures even with DFS Failover?

    If you opened a file, and in the meanwhile the connection to the server was lost, and you don’t have CSC enabled, any further attempt to read/write will fail. DFS Failover is only performed when the client opens a file or folder. It does not apply for files or folders that are already open. In...
  • Blog Post: Using DFS Namespaces and Offline Files

    Customers often ask about how DFS Namespaces interacts with Offline Files. I asked our new DFS Namespaces PM, Sanjoy Chatterjee, to introduce himself and explain the interaction. I am Sanjoy Chatterjee, the new PM for the DFS group. My goal for posting on this blog is to clear up common customer questions...
  • Blog Post: Synchronizing Offline Files from the command line

    A blog reader recently asked us how to synchronize Offline Files from the command prompt instead of from the Sync Center as described in a previous blog post . Good question! Synchronizing Offline Files from the command line is performed using a WMI script. We have published two example scripts that...
  • Blog Post: Using Offline Files with Samba / EMC Servers, & NAS Devices

    We’ve seen numerous questions lately regarding the use of Offline Files against a NAS device. Customers report that Windows XP clients work fine against a particular NAS device but Windows Vista clients do not. The reason for this difference is that Offline Files in Windows Vista relies on file system...
  • Blog Post: Check out Jim Allchin's post on Offline Files!

    Jim Allchin has been using Offline Files and loves it! Check out his write-up over in the Windows Vista blog . --Jill
  • Blog Post: Offline Files Chat (July 10, 2007)

    Chat Topic: Offline Files Chat Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator): Thank you for joining today’s chat with the Offline Files in Windows Vista team. We will begin the chat in about 5 minutes due to the lateness of the email reminders. In the meantime, feel free to start queuing up questions...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Windows Server "Longhorn" and Windows Vista: Better Together (Level 200)

    Here's an upcoming webcast that features Offline Files:: In this session, we look deeper into the technologies that make the combination of Microsoft Windows Server code-named "Longhorn" and Windows Vista a compelling solution for enterprise organizations. Join us as we explore important features...