Opening Offline Files with Internet Connection, but no VPN



Greebo
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Hi,

I'm trying to set up an XP SP2 based laptop to use offline files when
working away from the office network.

The problem appears when you are working offsite, but with a live internet
connection. Office documents take between 30sec and 2mins to open, even
though Windows is clearly in Offline mode. It seems to be trying to find the
network before opening the offline copy. When completely disconnected from
the internet or any network, it is fine.

I tried setting up the slow connection threshold to force the laptop to only
work offline, but this makes no difference.

Strangely, when manually pinning a shared folder to work offline, this
folder actually worked properly for a whole afternoon with documents opening
immedately, but two hours off the machine being switched off and now they
take just as long to open as the rest!

Can anyone advise or perhaps recommend a good third party solution?

Many thanks.

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Jp


Opening Offline Files with Internet Connection, but no VPN