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Enable Offline Files through Group Policy

Administrators can enable offline files feature for all the members in a domain by configuring group policy settings. Given below are steps to configure this.

  • Open group policy object editor. (See How to Open group policy object editor )
  • Expand Computer Configuration node
  • Expand Administrative templates node
  • Expand Network
  • Select offline files. Now in the right side pane you can see different policy settings related to offline files usage.
  • Double click on the first setting i.e ‘Allow or disallow use of the offline files feature’.
  • Select the check button ‘enabled’
  • Click on ‘Apply’ and then click on ‘OK’
  • Close Group policy object editor. (Note that client machines need a reboot to make the changes effective)
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  • Kade Ticer September 16, 2014, 5:35 pm

    i have gone through those steps but the GPO does not enable offline files like it is supposed to. How do i get it to turn on the offline files when the user logs in if it is turned off when they log in???

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