Offline Folders not Working in Windows 7 and SBS

I had the above issue yesterday. The folders had been redirected to the server, however the

user was unable to create new files and folder, nor could the user edit existing files when offline.

I discovered that a Group Policy Object had been created and linked to the Domain. The purpose

of the Group Policy Object was to redirect and sync certain folders. The user had tried rebooting

his PC to apply the policy settings numerous times. However the problem persisted.

I resolved the issue by opening an elevated command prompt and typing the following

in the command prompt:

GPUPDATE /FORCE

This command forced the client PC to refresh its Group Policy Settings and retrieve the latest

settings from the Small Business Server.

After this the offline redirected folders started functioning correctly. The user could then create

and edit files and folders while offline.

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